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Uninsured population

The uninsured adult population in Lincoln has been lower in the past 5 years than it was previously

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).

  • In 2019, the percentage of the population 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance in Lincoln (10%) was lower than the U.S. average (13%).
  • In 2019, there were 22,223 uninsured people in Lincoln’s 18 to 64 age group.
  • Except for 2017, the percent of persons uninsured has been lower over the past few years than it was in 2014 (15%).