Breakdown of America's Uninsured
Eligible for Government-Sponsored Health Coverage
- 1/3 of those considered uninsured are eligible for public programs, but are not enrolled.
- Immigrants who are awaiting legal status in the U.S.
- Individuals who are uninsured for less than one year.
Young and Invincibles
- One-fifth of those who are considered uninsured can afford to purchase health insurance (income $50k+/Annually) and 40% are between the ages of 18 and 34.
Sources for All: U.S. Census Bureau, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009”. Blue Cross Blue Shield Associate “Uninsured In America by State” 2002. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report, “The Uninsured in America”, 2005.