May 13, 2019

CDC: No significant change in 2018 uninsured rate

By: Judy Mathias
Share

Editor’s Note

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 9 released a National Health Interview Survey that found an estimated 9.4% of US residents (30.4 million people) lacked health insurance in 2018, which is not significantly different than in 2017, but it is 18.2 million fewer than in 2010.

In adults aged 18 to 64, 13.3% were uninsured at the time of the survey, 19.4% had public coverage, and 68.9% had private health insurance.

Adults under age 65 also were more likely to be uninsured in states with a federally-facilitated marketplace (16.4%) than in those with a state-based or partnership marketplace (9.5%).

Those with private health insurance who were enrolled in an a high-deductible plan increased from 43.7% in 2017 to 45.8% in 2018.

The Power of Innovative Block Scheduling and Management
You may also be interested in this session at the OR Manager Conference

After this session you’ll be able to: Explain the pitfalls of most block programs in use today., Identify the relationship between block allocation, surgeon demand, and staffing., Implement new techniques…
Read More >>

Sign Up For OR a.m.
Sign up for the free OR a.m. eLetter to get news like this in your inbox every morning!

OR Manager Jobs
Upcoming Webinars
Live chat by BoldChat