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Uninsured population

The uninsured population in Lincoln has fluctuated between 9% and 17% over the past decade

To identify the uninsured, it is common practice to focus on the population 18 to 64 years of age, because there are programs that ensure availability of health insurance to children (the Children’s Health Insurance Program, called Kids Connection in Nebraska) and elders (Medicare).

  • The percentage of the population 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance in Lincoln is lower than the U.S. average.
  • In 2018, there were 21,225 uninsured people in Lincoln’s 18 to 64 age group.