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All about medicine Points: Ranks of the uninsured dwindle again in 2016

The number of Americans without health insurance continued to fall in 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Last year, 28.1 million people, or 8.8% of the U.S. population, were uninsured for the entire year, down from 29 million people, or 9.1% of the population in 2015. Job-based insurance continued to be the most common source of coverage. According to the data, 55.7% of people get insurance from their employers, while 19.4% are covered by Medicaid and 16.7% by Medicare. Download the PDF.


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