What Is the Main Reason Uninsured Adults Under Age 65 Do Not Have Health Insurance?


Forty percent of surveyed uninsured U.S. adults under age 65 said the main reason they do not have health insurance is because it is too expensive, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll.

Twenty-six percent of respondents said employment issues were the main reason, while 11% said they do not need insurance, according the poll.

Meanwhile, 4% of respondents said they could not get insurance and 4% said they do not know how to get insurance.

The report is based on a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,505 U.S. adults.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: June 2013

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