What % of American’s Don’t Have Health Insurance?



Earlier this week we looked at what kind of health insurance people have. Given the changes in health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, I thought it would be interesting to look at how the percentage of people that are uninsured has changed over time. This visualization shows what percentage of the American population has been uninsured since the data started being gathered in 1997.


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Data Notes

The data for this visualization comes from the National Health Interview Survey that Is conducted by the CDC. I took the data from their report and copied it into a visualization creator at statpedia.com The site creates and hosts the data visualization.

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