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


  • Citizens, about 96% of the population, were about as likely to be uninsured in 1997 as the entire population.
  • Clearly, citizenship is important in helping persons get jobs which include health insurance as part of the wage and in causing people to be eligible for public health insurance programs as well.
  • Still, 14% of citizens as well as 44% of non-citizens did not have health insurance in 1997.