- Bob Herman
- Sep 12
Uninsured rate dipped to 8.8% in 2016
A car is parked outside a health clinic for low-income people in Nevada. Photo: Alison Noon / AP
The number of Americans who did not have health insurance was at another all-time low last year, according to new data from the Census Bureau. The numbers:
- 8.8% uninsured rate (a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from 2015).
- 28.1 million Americans still had no health coverage.
- 16% of Hispanics don't have health insurance, the highest of all races.
- 55.7% of insured people get health insurance through their job.