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2005 Biennial Health Insurance Survey

Country: United States

Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates

Field Dates: August 18, 2005–January 5, 2006

Sample: Nationally representative sample of adults age 19 and older, with an oversample of low-income families and 951 Americans age 65 and older

Sample Size: 4,350

Interview Method: Telephone

While America's uninsured crisis disproportionately affects lower-income working families, moderate-class Americans are increasingly going without health coverage as well. Two of five working-age Americans with annual incomes between $20,000 and $40,000 were uninsured for at least part of the past year. This represents a dramatic and rapid rise from 2001, when just over one-quarter of this group was uninsured.

To read the survey questions, download the questionnaire at right. A chartpack and analysis of the survey findings are also available at right.

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