48 Million Americans Without Health Insurance

Some 48 million people were uninsured in 2012, which was not statistically different from the 48.6 million uninsured in 2011, according to a Census Bureau report released Tuesday. The share of uninsured people decreased to 15.4%, from 15.7% a year earlier.

Last year, the number of uninsured Americans fell for the first time in four years.

Meanwhile, the share of people relying on the government for health insurance edged up slightly to 32.6%, from 32.2% a year ago. Those covered by Medicaid was not statistically different from a year earlier at 16.4%, while Medicare coverage rose to 15.7%, up from 15.2%.


Source: CNN Money