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Uninsured Population by Race/Ethnicity

The percentage of people without health insurance in Lincoln has decreased for most groups in the past decade

Although the overall rates of persons without health insurance coverage fluctuates, generally the number and rate of those without coverage has been declining over the past 10 years, which is a positive trend. However, Latino/a or Hispanic residents are still more than twice as likely to be without health coverage compared to other Lincoln residents.

  • In Lincoln overall, rates of not having health insurance are half what they were a decade ago.
    • 6.1% of Lincoln residents were without health insurance in 2022, down from 12.0% in 2012.
  • 5.8% of residents who identify as White in Lincoln were without health insurance 2022, down from 10.9% in 2012.
  • 4.6% of residents who identify as Asian in Lincoln were without health insurance in 2022, down from 17.0% in 2012.
  • 7.4% of residents who identify as Black or African American in Lincoln were without health insurance in 2022, down from 20.8% in 2012 and from a high of 30.8% in 2013.
  • 16.8% of residents who identify as Latino/a or Hispanic were without health insurance in 2022, down from 33.0% in 2012.
    • In 2022, this was more than twice the rate of any other race or ethnic group.
  • 14.1% of residents who identify as Some Other Race were without health insurance in 2022. This is down from 23.0% in 2016, the first year data is available for this group.
  • 5.9% of residents who identify as Two or More Races were without health insurance in 2022, down from 17.8% in 2012.
Notes

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, Table S2701.

2020 ACS 1-year data unavailable from the U.S. Census Bureau. Data for some racial or ethnic groups suppressed in some years due to low sample sizes, to protect privacy.

The data in this figure includes those enrolled in private health coverage as well as public health coverage; public health coverage includes CHIP for children aged 18 and under; Medicaid for low-income adults, seniors, and those living with a disability; Medicare for those aged 65 and over; and VA health coverage for eligible veterans.