Talking Points

Face of the Uninsured

The United States spends more than any other nation in the world on healthcare–more than $2.2 trillion each year–almost $8,000 per person. Despite increases in spending, disparities among race and ethnic groups continue. Roughly 46 million people in the U.S. are uninsured. More than one in three Hispanics lack insurance; just less than one in five African Americans; and only one in eight whites.

Lack of Health Insurance
Whites: 12%
African Americans: 18%
Hispanics: 35%

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality