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

<strong>Individual Insurance Market Too Costly for Most:</strong> More than a quarter of working-age U.S. adults"”or about 48 million people"”lacked <strong>health insurance</strong> at some point in 2011, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/19/us-usa-healthcare-insurance-idUSBRE83I17420120419">according to a new study from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund</a>. 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 <strong>uninsured</strong> for two years or more.