National Uninsured Rate Reached All-Time Low Before Unwinding

On August 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new report showing that the national uninsured rate reached an all-time low of 7.7% in early 2023. Approximately 6.3 million people gained coverage since 2020. Nationally, uninsured rates among adults ages 18-64 declined from 14.5% in late 2020 to 11% in early 2023. The uninsured rate among children ages 0-17, which had increased during 2019 and 2020, fell from 6.4% in late 2020 to 4.2% in early 2023.