Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for under-65 population, by various characteristics, 2000–10

Share with ESI Percentage-point change
2000 2007 2009 2010 2000–07 2007–10 2009–10 2000–10
Under-65 population 69.2% 63.4% 59.4% 58.6% -5.8 -4.8 -0.8 -10.6
Age 0–17 66.7% 59.8% 55.8% 54.8% -6.9 -5.0 -1.0 -11.9
18–24 55.1% 50.1% 45.3% 45.9% -5.0 -4.2 0.6 -9.2
25–54 73.8% 67.4% 63.0% 62.2% -6.4 -5.2 -0.8 -11.6
55–64 68.9% 68.0% 65.8% 64.5% -0.9 -3.5 -1.3 -4.4
Gender Male 69.1% 63.1% 58.8% 58.2% -6.0 -4.9 -0.6 -10.9
Female 69.3% 63.7% 60.0% 59.1% -5.6 -4.6 -0.9 -10.2
Race White, non-Hispanic 76.2% 71.2% 67.7% 66.9% -5.0 -4.3 -0.8 -9.3
Black, non-Hispanic 57.5% 52.6% 47.1% 45.3% -4.9 -7.3 -1.8 -12.2
Hispanic 47.3% 42.1% 38.2% 39.2% -5.2 -2.9 1.0 -8.1
Other 65.8% 62.7% 59.2% 58.2% -3.1 -4.5 -1.0 -7.6
Nativity Native born 71.2% 65.6% 61.4% 60.5% -5.6 -5.1 -0.9 -10.7
Foreign born 53.8% 48.3% 45.0% 45.6% -5.5 -2.7 0.6 -8.2
Education* Less than high school 40.3% 30.8% 27.6% 28.0% -9.5 -2.8 0.4 -12.3
High school 66.8% 57.1% 51.8% 50.6% -9.7 -6.5 -1.2 -16.2
Some college 74.1% 67.5% 62.3% 60.7% -6.6 -6.8 -1.6 -13.4
College 83.9% 80.3% 77.4% 76.7% -3.6 -3.6 -0.7 -7.2
Post-college 88.0% 85.8% 84.7% 83.9% -2.2 -1.9 -0.8 -4.1
Household income fifth Lowest 29.2% 22.1% 16.5% 15.6% -7.1 -6.5 -0.9 -13.6
Second 63.1% 54.1% 46.7% 44.8% -9.0 -9.3 -1.9 -18.3
Middle 78.1% 72.2% 67.8% 67.0% -5.9 -5.2 -0.8 -11.1
Fourth 86.7% 82.5% 80.3% 80.5% -4.2 -2.0 0.2 -6.2
Highest 89.2% 87.3% 85.7% 85.5% -1.9 -1.8 -0.2 -3.7

* Education reflects own education for individuals 18 and older and reflects family head’s education for children under 18.

Source: Author’s analysis of microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (U.S. Census Bureau various years)

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