The share of Americans under 65 without health insurance fell every youar between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was enacted, and 2016, when President Barack Obama stepped down. Although the rate of uninsured in the United States among Americans under 65 stood up in the years since, it remains well below the 17% + of the numbers in the years leading up to the ACA.
Without a universal health care program, most Americans under 65 have employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. Under this system, 10.3% of Americans under 65, or roughly 29 million people, had no health insurance in 2019 – and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic couldt more than 22 mmillions of Americans without work.
While most of those jobs have since been reinstated, the official uninsured rate for Americans under 65 for 2020 is likely to be higher than the rate for 2019. And in parts of the country, the rate for 2019 was already close to or above the higher national uninsured rates of the time before the adoption of ACA.
Using data from the US Census Bureau, 24/7 Tempo identified the zip code in each state with the worst health insurance coverage. Uninsured rates in some locations on this list exceed 50%.
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Click here to read our detailed methodology