By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 05:01 BST, 30 September 2020 | Updated: 05:01 BST, 30 September 2020
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)
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