Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January – September 2012

Source: Michael E. Martinez and Robin A. Cohen, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, March 2013

Highlights
• In the first 9 months of 2012, 45.3 million persons of all ages (14.7%) were uninsured at the time of interview, 57.5 million (18.6%) had been uninsured for at least part of the year prior to interview, and 33.8 million (11.0%) had been uninsured for more than a year at the time of interview.
• In the first 9 months of 2012, the percentage of children under age 18 who were uninsured at the time of interview was 6.6%.
• Among adults aged 19–25, the percentage uninsured at the time of interview was 26.3% (7.9 million) in the first 9 months of 2012.
• Among adults aged 19–25, 57.0% were covered by a private plan in the first 9 months of 2012.
• In the first 9 months of 2012, 30.7% of persons under age 65 with private health insurance at the time of interview were enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), including 10.7% who were enrolled in a consumer-directed health plan (CDHP). More than 50% of persons with a private plan obtained by means other than through employment were enrolled in an HDHP. An estimated 21.5% of persons with private health insurance were in a family with a flexible spending account (FSA) for medical expenses.
See also:
Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January–September 2012 National Health Interview Survey
Sections include:
– Lack of health insurance coverage and type of coverage
– Usual place to go for medical care
– Obtaining needed medical care
– Receipt of influenza vaccination
– Receipt of pneumococcal vaccination
– Obesity
– Leisure-time physical activity
– Current smoking
– Alcohol consumption
– Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing
– General health status
– Personal care needs
– Serious psychological distress
– Diagnosed diabetes
– Asthma episodes and current asthma