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K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 0 Health Reform Primer: Who are the Uninsured? Diane Rowland, Sc.D. Executive Vice.

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1 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 0 Health Reform Primer: Who are the Uninsured? Diane Rowland, Sc.D. Executive Vice President, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Executive Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured for Alliance for Health Reform Washington, DC March 2, 2009

2 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 1 SOURCE: KCMU and Urban Institute analysis of March 2008 CPS million Employer- Sponsored 53% Uninsured 15% Medicaid/ SCHIP 13% Private Non- Group 5% Medicare 14% Military/VA 1% 45.0 million uninsured Adults 36.1 Children 8.9 Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, 2007

3 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 2 Characteristics of the Uninsured, 2007 Family IncomeFamily Work Status Total = 45 million uninsured 1 or More Full- Time Workers 69% No Workers 19% Part-Time Workers 12% Age % % % % The federal poverty level was $21,203 for a family of four in SOURCE: KCMU/Urban Institute analysis of March 2008 CPS.

4 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 3 IL Uninsured Rates Among the Nonelderly, by State, AZ AR MS LA WA MN ND WY ID UT CO OR NV CA MT IA WI MI NE SD ME MOKS OH IN NY KY TN NC NH MA VT PA VA WV CT NJ DE MD RI HI DC AK SC NM OK GA TX FL AL 13-17% (19 states ) 18% (18 states) < 13% (13 states & DC) US Average = 18% NE SOURCE: Urban Institute and KCMU analysis of the March 2007 and 2008 Current Population Survey. Two-year pooled estimates for states and the US ( ).

5 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 4 Health Insurance Matters Percent Reporting: Adults Children No Usual Source of Care Needed Care but Did Not Get It * * In the past 12 months NOTE: Respondents who said usual source of care was the emergency room were included among those not having a usual source of care SOURCE: KCMU analysis of 2007 NHIS data Children

6 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 5 Health Insurance Coverage of the Nonelderly by Poverty Level, 2007 The federal poverty level (FPL) was $21,203 for a family of four in Data may not total 100% due to rounding. SOURCE: KCMU/Urban Institute analysis of March 2008 CPS.

7 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 6 Average Annual Premium Costs for Covered Workers, 2000 and 2008 Note: Family coverage is defined as health coverage for a family of four. Data represents average for all types of plans. SOURCE: Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, $2,471 $6,438 $4,704 $12,680 Single Coverage Family Coverage

8 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 7 The Challenge of Covering the Uninsured Total = 45.0 million uninsured Low-income includes those with family incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level. SOURCE: KCMU/Urban Institute analysis of March 2008 CPS. Adults without Children 21% <200% FPL 200% FPL +

9 K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 8 Support Consistently High Despite Bad News Which comes closer to describing your own views? Given the serious economic problems facing the country… We cannot afford to take on health care reform right now It is more important than ever to take on health care reform right now October 2008 December 2008 February 2009 Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll (conducted Feb. 3-12, 2009).


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