About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 89.0 percent of persons under 65 years had medical insurance in 2018

Target: 92.1 percent

Numerator

Number of persons under 65 years who report coverage by any type of public or private health insurance.

Denominator

Number of persons under 65 years.

Target-setting method

Projection

Target-setting method details

Linear trend fitted using weighted least squares and a projection at the 25 percent prediction interval.

Target-setting method justification

Trend data were evaluated for this objective. Using historical data points, a trend line was fitted using weighted least squares and the trend was projected into the next decade. This method was used because three or more comparable data points were available, the projected value was within the range of possible values and a projection at the 25 percent prediction interval was selected because the proportion of persons with health insurance has steadily increased since 2010. The Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target assuming current trends continue for the next decade.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective

Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.