Nearly 15% of US adults are uninsured with most saying it is because coverage ...

Nearly 15% of US adults are uninsured: Two-thirds of under-30s and more than 80% of older adults who don't have health care say they can't afford it, CDC report finds A new CDC report found that 14.5% of adults between ages 18 and 64 were uninsured in 2019 - s one-third drop from 20.4% in 2013 The most common reason for being uninsured was that coverage is not affordable with 73.7% reporting this was the reason Women, adults between ages 50 and 64, white adults and those in fair or poor health were the most likely to not have insurance due to the cost of coverage  Men were more likely to not have insurance because they did not want it while Hispanic adults were more likely to lack coverage because they were ineligible 

By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:01 BST, 30 September 2020 | Updated: 05:01 BST, 30 September 2020

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Most uninsured Americans say they have no insurance because coverage is not affordable, a new report finds.

The percentage of uninsured US adults between ages 18 and 64 has fallen from 20.4 percent in 2013 to 14.5 percent in 2019 - a nearly one-third drop.

However, the most common reason for being uninsured was that coverage was too costly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Wednesday.

Women and those in fair or poor health were likely to be uninsured due to cost than other groups.

What's more, the share of adults who said they could not afford insurance increased with age with more people in middle-age uninsured for this reason that younger adults. 

A new report from the CDC found that the percentage of uninsured US adults between ages 18 and 64 has fallen from 20.4% in 2013 to 14.5% in 2019 - a drop of about one-third (above)

A new report from the CDC found that the percentage of uninsured US adults between ages 18 and 64 has fallen from 20.4% in 2013 to 14.5% in 2019 - a drop of about one-third (above)

The most common reason for being uninsured was that coverage is not affordable with 73.7% reporting that this was why they did not have insurance (above)

The most common reason for being uninsured was that coverage is not affordable with 73.7% reporting that this was why they did not have insurance (above)

The report found that younger people were more likely to be uninsured that middle-age adults with 17.5 percent of adults between ages 18 and 29 lacking insurance compared to 10.5 percent of those from ages 50 to 64

Hispanic adults were twice as likely as black adults to not have coverage and about three times as likely as white adults. 

About 17.6 percent of adults in fair or poor health said they didn't have insurance in comparison with 14.1 percent of

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