The Uninsured: A Primer

… In 2011, 47.9 million people in the U.S. under age 65 lacked health insurance. Most of these individuals are in working families but do not have access to or cannot afford employer-sponsored coverage.

The majority of the uninsured has very low income, making it difficult for them to afford coverage on their own. The main reason that people say they are uninsured is because they cannot afford coverage. [cont. – PDF]

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured