Who are the uninsured?

By By The Associated Press

More than 47 million nonelderly Americans lacked health insurance in 2012, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

So who are they?

— Most are adults from low-income working families. Medicaid and Illinois' All Kids program provide free or low-cost coverage for virtually any child who lacks it.

— 38 percent live below the poverty level. For a family of four in 2012, that meant living on less than $23,050 a year.

— About 80 percent are U.S. citizens.

— 32.1 percent have not graduated from high school.

— Hispanics are less likely than the general population to have health insurance. In 2011, about 31 percent lacked health coverage.


Sources: The Kaiser Family Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau.

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