Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity, 2010-2022

Summary

Health coverage plays a major role in enabling people to access health care and protecting families from high medical costs. There have been longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in health coverage that contribute to disparities in health. This brief examines trends in health coverage by race and ethnicity from 2010 through 2022 and discusses the implications for health disparities. All noted differences between groups and years described in the text are statistically significant at the p<0.05 level. It is based on KFF analysis of American Community Survey (ACS) data for the nonelderly population.

There were gains in coverage across

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With premiums going through the roof, people are anxious about health insurance burning a hole in their pockets.

Industry insiders and consumers businessline spoke to want the government to accelerate the setting up of a health regulator or reduce the GST rate from current 18 per cent to curb the surging costs of health insurance.

Top retail inflation

According to Srinath Sridharan, an insurance customer, the rise in health premiums exceeds the average retail inflation rate by 3-4x.

“The sector’s foundation seems to rest on a distrust of its customers, burdening policyholders with the onus of evidence and claims efforts.

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“Purchasing health insurance is a rite of financial passage for almost all young adults, and it often happens right after college graduation,” said Louise Norris, health policy analyst for healthinsurance.org. “Yet the health insurance landscape can be confusing and intimidating to the uninitiated.”

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