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FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

Where do Americans get their health insurance?

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Percent of Nonelderly Population, Ages Infant-64, Receiving Health Insurance from Various Sources, 1987-2006

  Job-Based  Purchased  Public  Uninsured 
198770.1%7.0%13.4%13.7%
199067.86.814.614.9
1993 64.3 7.7 16.9 16.0
1996 64.8 7.2 16.2 16.4
1999 67.9 6.8 14.3 15.9
2002 65.7 6.615.9 16.6
2005 62.7 7.0 17.7 17.2
2006 62.2 6.8 17.5 17.9
Source: EBRI Issue Briefs, December 2003 and October 2007.


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