1997 Chartbook on Childrens' Insurance Status . Insurance Status by Country of Citizenship

12/01/1997

These charts compare the coverage status of children who are U.S. citizens and those who are non-citizen residents.

  • The first chart indicates that non-U.S. citizens are over-represented in the uninsured population relative to their numbers in the insured population. Non-citizens comprise 2% of insured children, but they account for 10% of the uninsured population.
  • The second chart compares the coverage rates of citizen and non-citizen children. Although they comprise a small proportion of the uninsured population, non-citizen children are at a higher risk of being uninsured: 14% of U.S. citizen children are uninsured, while 45% of non-citizen children are uninsured.