The Uninsured in the March 1998 Current Population Survey: Charts from Tabulations by ASPE. Age


  • Young adults between 18 and 24 years old were most likely to be without health insurance in 1997.
  • Slightly older persons aged 25 to 34 were next most likely to be without health insurance.
  • The consequences of being uninsured are somewhat less serious for young adults, since they 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.