- 4 percent of the US population had health insurance coverage for all or part of 2020. The remaining 8.6 percent or 28.0 million did not have health insurance at any point of the year.
- The dominant major type of coverage was private health insurance at 66.5 percent
- Of the subtypes of health insurance coverage, the most prevalent was employment-based insurance at 54.4 percent
- However, despite leading the coverage major type and subtype, both types of coverage experienced a decrease in percentage points from 2018 where private health insurance had a reduction of 0.8 percentage points while employment-based coverage declined at 0.7 percentage-points.
- Meanwhile, public health insurance coverage grew 0.4 percent in 2020 from the data in 2018.
- More children below 19 years of age became uninsured in 2020 compared to 2018 by 1.6 percentage points
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2021/demo/p60-274.html