The Uninsured in the March 1997 Current Population Survey. Education (Persons 18 Years Old or Older)


  • Adults with the highest probabilities of being uninsured were those who stopped school at or before eighth grade.
  • College graduates were unlikely to be uninsured because they are more likely to have jobs in which health insurance premiums are part of the wage.
  • Still, even among those with a degree or with graduate training, 8% were uninsured in 1996.