Young adults (ages 18 to 24) Nearly three out of ten young adults don't have health insurance. Members of this age group are nearly twice as likely to be uninsured compared to members of the general population under 65. Uninsured non-elderly black people are more likely than white people to fall into the Medicaid “coverage gap”, since a greater proportion live in states that have not implemented the Medicaid expansion. Black, Asian and Asian people who were not elderly also had greater percentage point increases in coverage compared to white people during that period. Respondents who reported “some other reason” cited a lack of knowledge about their coverage options, among other reasons.
There is also a big difference in the rates of uninsured children for NHOPI children, with more than one in five (21%) lacking coverage in states that are not expanding, compared to 5% in states that have expanded. Respondents who reported “some other reason” cited a lack of knowledge about their coverage options and the complexity of the enrollment process, among other reasons. The administration also reinstated funding for boaters to help eligible people enroll in health coverage, which, according to research, can play a key role in helping eligible people enroll, and launched initiatives focused on increasing enrollment among black and Latino people.