Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families shows that 17 percent of adults were without health insurance in 2002--similar to the rate in 1999. The number of adults without health insurance rose by 2.0 million to 29.1 million in 2002. Employer-sponsored coverage of adults fell from 72.2 to 70.5 percent while public coverage of adults increased from 4.7 to 5.7 percent. Uninsurance for Hispanics and poor adults increased by 3 percent. Uninsurance for blacks decreased by 3 percent and was unchanged for whites.
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