HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE STATUS AND TYPE OF COVERAGE, 2004-2008

(000)

    Uninsured  Insured   
Year  Total U.S. population Number of people Percent of population Private health insurance Government
health insurance
Total 
2004 291,166 43,498 14.9% 200,924 79,486 247,669
2005 293,834 44,815 15.3 201,167 80,213 249,020
2006 296,824 46,995 15.8 201,690 80,270 249,829
2007 299,106 45,657 15.3 201,991 83,031 253,449
2008 301,483 46,340 15.4 200,992 87,411 255,143

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey,1988 to 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.