Percent Decline in the Uninsured Rate: Second Quarter of 2014 compared to First Quarter 2012 through Third Quarter 2013 (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index)

10/31/2014

Note: Other/Unknown includes Asian American, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, who are not broken out separately due to sample sizes.

Source: ASPE analysis of Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (WBI) data, adapting the basic approach used in Benjamin D. Sommers, Thomas Musco, Kenneth Finegold, Munira Z. Gunja, Amy Burke, and Audrey McDowell, “Health Reform and Changes in Health Insurance Coverage in 2014,” New England Journal of Medicine, July 23, 2014 (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1406753, accessed October 27, 2014).

Percent Decline in the Uninsured Rate: Second Quarter of 2014 compared to First Quarter 2012 through Third Quarter 2013

Total PopulationBaseline Uninsured Rate (2012 Q1-2013 Q3)Absolute Change in Uninsured Rate (percentage points)Relative Change in Uninsured Rate (percent)Number Gaining Coverage
Total198,462,00020.3%5.226%10,320,000
White123,437,00014.3%4.028%4,937,000
African American25,211,00022.4%6.830%1,714,000
Latino34,017,00041.8%7.718%2,619,000
Other/Unknown15,797,00017.5%6.638%1,049,000