Country: United States
Survey Organization: Louis Harris and Associates
Field Dates: November 1996–March 1997
Sample Size: 4,001
Interview Method: In-person
Health security is of major concern for millions of working Americans. This survey finds that one of three adults age 18 to 64, or 52 million people, either were uninsured or had been uninsured at some time during the previous two years.
The vast majority of these adults were in working families. Low- and modest-wage workers were particularly at risk: despite work efforts, these families were at high risk of being uninsured and of having little protection for access to health care when needed or being able to pay medical bills.
To view the survey questions, download the attachment posted at right. To read an analysis of the survey, see the Fund publication under Related Resources, on the right.