Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–September 2017

A new NCHS report provides updated health insurance estimates from selected states using 2017 National Health Interview Survey data.

  • In the first 9 months of 2017, 28.9 million (9.0%) persons of all ages were uninsured at the time of interview—not significantly different from 2016, but 19.7 million fewer persons than in 2010.
  • In the first 9 months of 2017, among adults aged 18–64, 12.7% were uninsured at the time of interview, 19.5% had public coverage, and 69.3% had private health insurance coverage.
  • In the first 9 months of 2017, among children aged 0–17 years, 4.9% were uninsured, 41.9% had public coverage, and 54.6% had private health insurance coverage.
  • Among adults aged 18–64, 69.3% (136.5 million) were covered by private health insurance plans at the time of interview in the first 9 months of 2017. This includes 4.4% (8.6 million) covered by private health insurance plans obtained through the Health Insurance Marketplace or state-based exchanges.
  • The percentage of persons under age 65 with private health insurance enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) increased, from 39.4% in 2016 to 43.2% in the first 9 months of 2017.
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