Survey: 46.3 Million Americans Without Health Insurance

Approximately 46.3 million people in the United States do not have health insurance, a trend that has risen steadily over the past 15 years, according to the 2011 National Health Interview Survey and a FOX News report.

For adults aged 18-64, lack of health insurance coverage hit 21.3 percent in 2011, making up 40.7 million people, according to data from the CDC. The study recorded the fewest uninsured adults in 1997 (13.9 percent) and the most insured adults in 2010 (22.3 percent).

"There has been a generally increasing trend in the percentage of adults aged 18-64 who lacked coverage at the time of interview," said the study, which was based on survey results from 32 of the 50 states.

The survey showed that seven percent of U.S. youths were uninsured last year, a decrease from 13.9 percent in 1997.

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