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Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2006–2008: A Snapshot

Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2006–2008: A Snapshot
  • By: United Hospital Fund
  • Date: February 2010
  • Priority Area: Expanding Health Care Coverage
  • Type: Resources
  • Category: Report
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This United Hospital Fund report describes trends in employer-sponsored and public coverage for New York City, New York State, and the U.S. Between 2007 and 2008, 15% (roughly 2.5 million) of New Yorkers were uninsured, and this data remained unchanged from the previous coverage assessment period (2006-2007). The uninsured rate among children declined to its lowest level in the decade, however, likely because of increases in public coverage. The uninsured remain disproportionately low-income, nonelderly working adults, 41% of whom are eligible, but not enrolled in public coverage plans.

This report shows that even before the full impact of the recession, New Yorkers were experiencing declines in employer-sponsored insurance and an increase in the proportion of nonelderly individuals with public coverage. This report provides highlights of the 2006-2008 Current Population Survey for New York and the nation.