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FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

How has the coverage pattern changed over time?

The percentage of nonelderly Americans without insurance has increased fairly steadily from 13.7% (or 29.5 million) in 1987 to 17.3% (43.3 million) in 2002. It declined briefly during the economic boom in the late 1990s and has been growing since 2000.

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