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Persons with Health Insurance by Educational Attainment, 2017

For persons aged 25–64 years, the health insurance rate for those with an advanced degree was 44.2% higher than the rate for those without a high school education.
Advanced degree: 96.9%
Less than high school: 67.3%

Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.

 

Persons with a Usual Primary Care Provider by Health Insurance Status, 2015

For persons aged less than 65 years, the rate of having a usual primary care provider for those with public insurance was 83.7% higher than that for uninsured persons.
Uninsured: 43.3%
Private insurance: 76.6%
Public insurance only: 79.6%

Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ.

 

Persons with Health Insurance

In 2017, 89.3% of persons aged less than 65 years had health insurance.
Healthy People 2020 Target: 100%
12.0% increase needed

Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.

 

Persons with a Usual Primary Care Provider

In 2015, 76.4% of people had a usual primary care provider.
Healthy People 2020 Target: 83.9%
9.8% increase needed

Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ.