Percentage of Uninsured Persons with No Health Insurance Because of Cost

Notes: Among persons less than 65 years of age.
Error bars represent 95% confidence intervals.
Based on the family respondent’s response to a survey question that asked about uninsured family members, “Which of these are reasons (person) stopped being covered or does not have health insurance?” Reasons included lost job or change in employment, change in marital status or death of a parent, ineligible because of age or left school, employer didn’t offer or insurance company refused, cost, Medicaid stopped, and other reason. More than one reason could be provided.
Persons of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race or combination of races.
Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Family core component. Unknowns were excluded from the denominators when calculating percentages.

Data Sources: Adams PF, Barnes PM. Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2004. Vital Health Stat 10(229) 2006. Available at National Health Interview Survey, 2014 data. Available at

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Percentage of Uninsured Persons Aged <65 Years With No Health Insurance Coverage Because of Cost, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2004 and 2014