The percentage of parents and childless adults with employer-sponsored insurance declined by 10 percent from 2000-2010 while dropping 12 percentage points for children, a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Urban Institute finds. However, due to increases in coverage for children through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, the overall proportion of children without any health insurance declined from 11 percent to 10 percent over the course of the decade, while parents and childless adults saw their overall uninsurance rates rise.


Among the other findings:

  • The percentage of parents without health insurance increased from 14 percent to 19 percent from 2000-2010.
  • The percentage of childless adults without any health insurance increased during that same time frame from 18 percent to 24 percent.
  • Fifty-five percent of children, 66 percent of parents and 58 percent of adults without children were covered by commercial insurance in 2010.
  • The proportion of children on Medicaid increased from 17 percent to 29 percent from 2000-2010.

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