The Uninsured in the March 1997 Current Population Survey. Age


  • Young adults between 18 and 24 years old were most likely to be without health insurance in 1996.
  • Slightly older persons aged 25 to 34 were next most likely to be without health insurance.
  • In a sense this is encouraging since young adults tend to be healthier than persons in other age groups.
  • Almost all aged persons are covered by Medicare. About 1% did not get the Medicare automatically and did not purchase the coverage.
  • Other age groups were about as likely as average to be uninsured.