Data Spotlight:  The proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds without health insurance has decreased since implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing parents to include children up to age 26 on their family’s health plan. 

In 2012, about 1 in 4 adults in the prime ages for parenthood had no health insurance (61% of 2012 King County births were to women age 25-34).  

  • At 23.0% uninsured, adults age 25-34 were twice as likely as adults ages 55-64 (10.9%) to lack health insurance.
  • However, since implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing parents to include children up to age 26 on their family’s health plan, the rate of uninsured 18-to-24-year-old adults  decreased from a peak of 26.9% in 2010 to 19.8% in 2012. Rates of health coverage did not increase for any other age group of adults.
  • View more Communities Count health insurance updates here.

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