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The uninsured, as a group, are relatively young
, between 19 and 39;and they are adults with children, who work in small businesses.
The uninsured population is mainly composed of low-incomeworking people;
six out of ten of the uninsured families have family incomesbelow 200 percent of poverty. But you also find the uninsured in middle and evenupper income categories.
The uninsured are disproportionately found among minorityworkers and their families
. The highest incidence of un-insurance is foundamong Hispanics, followed by African Americans. Over one third of Hispanicworkers and their families are uninsured.
The uninsured are in and out of insurance coverage
. CBO estimatesthat 45 percent of the uninsured are in a spell of un-insurance that lasts 4 monthsor less; 26 percent are uninsured 5 to 12 months; 16 percent are uninsured morethan 24 months; 13 percent are uninsured 13 to 24 months.