In AHRQ 2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, the percentage of people under 65 years old who had “any period of uninsurance” decreased by 33 percent, and the percentage who were “uninsured all year” decreased by 42 percent between 2002 and 2018.
The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of the healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare. Quality is described in terms of six priorities: patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, and care affordability. The report is based on more than 250 measures of quality and disparities covering a broad array of healthcare services and settings.
- 2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, A-1. AHRQ. January 2022