Unmarried people are at a higher risk of being without health insurance.
 


About 20.7 percent of currently married people reported at least 1 month of no health insurance during 48 months. Comparable rates were higher for previously married people (28.6 percent) and never-married people (44.6 percent).

People aged 55 to 64 were the most likely and those aged 18 to 24 were the least likely to have entire year coverage.8 In 1999, while 90.8 percent of people aged 55 to 64 reported entire-year coverage, only 62.0 percent of those aged 18 to 24 did so. Additionally, people aged 55 to 64 were the least likely and those aged 18 to 24 were the most likely to have zero months of coverage.9 In 1999, while 4.9 percent of people aged 55 to 64 had no coverage in any month in the year, the comparable figure for those aged 18 to 24 was 14.5 percent.