January 24, 2012
Gallup reports that the percentage of American adults without any form of health care insurance has reached the highest level since they began tracking coverage in 2008.
In 2011, 17.1% of adult Americans had no health care insurance. That is up from 14.8% in 2008. The percentage insured has declined every year since the report started.
Gallup reports that it asks 1,000 American adults each day about their healthcare coverage and reports monthly, quarterly, and annual averages. In December 2011, the monthly percentage of uninsured adults increased to 17.7%, tying July 2011 for the highest on record.
The USA is leading example of health care privatization in the developed world.