The number of Americans with private health coverage increased a little in 2012, although the percentage with private coverage flattened out.
The Census Bureau published the health insurance enrollment numbers in a new report.
The total size of the U.S. population increased 0.7 percent, to 311 million, and the number with some kind of health coverage rose 1.1 percent, to 263 million.
Medicare was the health insurance leader. The number of people in Medicare plans jumped 4.2 percent, to 49 million.
Medicaid lagged. Medicaid enrollment inched up just 0.1 percent, to 51 million.