Public Option


In 2009, 50.7 million people were uninsured (without health insurance) in the United States of America, or roughly 1 in 6 residents. Of this number, those under the age of 35 were the most affected; 30 percent of all 18-34 year-olds went without insurance. On the opposite end of the generation spectrum, only 2 percent of residents over the age of 65 went without insurance, thanks to the publicly supported Medicare program. Here, the estimated number of uninsured is displayed by age, from left to right.

Source: Artist's calculations based on 2010 Current Population Survey.

April 02, 2011 (#)