Park City, Utah (PRWEB) September 23, 2013
Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on uninsured Americans census report.
According to Zane Benefits’ website, one of the key goals of the Affordable Care Act is to increase access to affordable health care and help millions of Americans gain new access to more affordable health coverage and care. The US Census report "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012" found that 48 million Americans were uninsured in 2012, down from 48.6 million in 2011, so it may be working.
The number of people with private health insurance increased slightly in 2012 to 198.8 million, up from 197.3 million in 2011. Those with employer-based coverage rose slightly from 170.1 million to 170.9 million.
The percentage and number of people covered by government health insurance increased from 32.2% (99.5 million) in 2011 to 32.6% (101.5 million) in 2012.
The trends show that since 1999, the age group with the highest rate of uninsured adults has been 19-25 year olds. However, in 2012 the rate of uninsured 19-25 year olds was 27.2%; the same rate as adults age 26 to 34.
The percentage of children (18 years and younger) in 2012 without health insurance decreased to 8.9%, down from 9.4% in 2011.
The uninsured rate was higher among people with lower incomes and was lower among people with higher incomes. The uninsured rate among those making less than $25,000/year was 24.9%. The uninsured rate among those making $75,000/year or more was 7.9%.
About Zane Benefits
Zane Benefits was founded in 2006 to provide a revolutionized SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) administration platform ("ZaneHRA") for defined contribution health care. The flagship software provides a 100% paperless administration experience to small businesses and insurance professionals that want to offer better health benefits without a traditional group health insurance plan at lower costs. For more information about Zane Benefits, visit http://www.zanebenefits.com.