An estimated 9.2% of U.S. residents, or 30 million people, lacked health insurance when surveyed in 2021, according to preliminary estimates from the National Health Interview Survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The uninsured rate did not change significantly from 2020 for adults under age 65 (13.5%), but fell one percentage point for children to 4.1%, CDC said. Hispanic adults remained more likely to lack health coverage (30.1%) than Black (14.1%), white (8.7%) or Asian (6.3) adults. The percentage of people under age 65 with exchange-based coverage increased from 3.7% in 2020 to 4.3% in 2021.

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