The U.S. Census Bureau has released Current Population Survey (CPS) health insurance estimates from calendar year 2009, showing that percent of the U.S. Population without health insurance coverage increased to 16.7% (50.7 million). Children's uninsurance stayed steady at 10% (7.5 million).
The number of people WITH health insurance decreased from 255.1 million in 2008 to 253.6 million in 2009. This is the first year that the number of people with health insurance has decreased since 1987, the first year that comparable health insurance data were collected.
More information is available from these resources:
- The Bureau's report, "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009."
- Tables and figures, including 3-year average state uninsurance estimates.
These links are available from the Bureau's health insurance web page.