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Percentage of New Yorkers Without Health Insurance Declines, Disparities Remain


According to analysis from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, from 2010 through 2021, the percentage of New Yorkers without health insurance declined every year to 5.2% in 2021.

That’s well below the national average of 8.6% and less than half of what it was in New York in 2010 when the percentage was 11.9%. Rates of uninsured New Yorkers are lower than the national average due to the state’s higher enrollment in public health insurance programs, which provided coverage to 4 in 10 New Yorkers in 2021.

Coverage disparities also persist among the state’s Black, Asian and Latino populations and higher uninsured rates were also prevalent among low and moderate-income groups.

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