"There are an estimated 1.7 million uninsured individuals aged less than 65 years living in North Carolina. The Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), passed by Congress in April 2010, will extend affordable care to millions of uninsured individuals
across the country. However, each state is tasked with implementation of the PPACA, which includes educating uninsured individuals
about insurance options available to them and helping them to enroll. Increasing health insurance coverage will increase access
to care, including clinical preventive services." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better
State of Health.
Non-Elderly Uninsured Individuals North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2010
This measure is based on estimates derived from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS
ASEC). The CPS ASEC is a national survey conducted by jointly by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census
Bureau. It provides state-level estimates of insurance coverage for individuals. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target
to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Bureau of the Census