National Statistics and Studies

The resources below highlight national data and studies about the uninsured and the impact of uninsurance on individuals, families and the larger community.

  • The Uninsured: A PrimerUnder the ACA, 39 states have expanded Medicaid. Still, millions of Americans are uninsured. The Primer describes how health insurance has changed since the ACA was enacted, profiles the uninsured and summarizes the impact of insurance on individual health outcomes and household finances.
  • Key Facts About the Uninsured: This Kaiser Family Foundation report describes trends in health insurance before the COVID-19 pandemic, profiles the characteristics of the uninsured population in 2019, and summarizes the access and financial implications of not having coverage.
  • Issue Brief: The Consequences of Being UninsuredThis report shows the clear consequences of not having health insurance on an individual, the health system overall, as well as those with health insurance.
  • Who Are the Remaining Uninsured, and What Do Their Characteristics Tell Us About How to Reach Them: This report by The Urban Institute, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes who is uninsured after the the passage of the Affordable Care Act and implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. It also includes demographic characteristics of children and adults who remain uninsured to help focus outreach and enrollment efforts.

Last Updated on October 7, 2021