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Percentage of New Yorkers Without Health Insurance Declines, Disparities Remain

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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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