Commonwealth Fund

The Takeaway: 1 In 4 Working-Age Americans Had No Health Insurance

Posted on 04/20/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIndividual Insurance Market Too Costly for Most: More than a quarter of working-age U.S. adults—or about 48 million people—lacked health insurance at some point in 2011, according to a new study from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund. The study polled people aged 19 to 64. Of those without insurance, 70 percent had spent a year or more without coverage, and 57 percent had been uninsured for two years or more.