Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers Among Highest Without Health Insurance

ATLANTA, June 1, 2018 – A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that while the uninsured rate among currently employed workers in 17 states declined significantly from 2013 to 2014, there was variation among different occupations. In 2014, more than 25 percent of workers in four occupational groups – several most frequently found in rural areas – reported having no health insurance: construction and extraction (29.1 percent); farming, fishing, and forestry (34.6 percent); food preparation and serving related (35.5 percent); and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance (37.0 percent). Read more