The Americans who are least likely to have health coverage are the cheapest Americans to cover.[@@]
Researchers at eHealthInsurance Services Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., have painted that picture in numbers in their latest individual and family health insurance cost survey report.
The researchers at eHealthInsurance, a Web-based health coverage broker, based their study on analysis of 80,000 health insurance policy sales made through the company’s Web site. The report includes a section on short-term medical insurance as well as a section on ordinary health coverage.
Although people ages 18 to 34 make up only 23% of the U.S. population, they make up 31% of the uninsured U.S. population, according to the eHealthInsurance researchers.
The likelihood that “young invincibles” will be uninsured is far higher than the likelihood for any other age group.