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The Uninsured in America

eHealth, Inc., the parent company of eHealthInsurance Services Inc., is committed to addressing the plight of more than 47 million Americans who are uninsured by providing those who visit www.ehealthinsurance.com with knowledge of and access to health insurance that is affordable and accessible. 1 Broad knowledge of affordable plans can lead to fewer uninsured Americans.
 
More than 8 out of 10 uninsured Americans are in working families in 1994.2
  • Of the 45 million uninsured Americans in 20043
    • 82% came from working families,4 and
    • 69% came from families with one or more full-time workers.5
    • 16 million, or nearly 22%, were families with annual incomes of $50,000 or more,6 and
    • 8% of families had annual incomes of $75,000 or more.7
According to an October 2005 survey of our members, more than 40 percent of eHealthInsurance members had been without health insurance for at least six months before coming to www.ehealthinsurance.com to purchase health insurance.

eHealth is pleased to help individuals, families and small business employers get health insurance that is right for them.

1 U.S. Census Bureau, Aug. 2006
2 U.S. Census Bureau, Aug. 2005
3 U.S. Census Bureau, Aug. 2005
4 The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured,
"The Uninsured: A Primer", Jan. 2006
5 The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured,
"The Uninsured: A Primer", Jan. 2006
6 U.S. Census Bureau, Aug. 2005
7 U.S. Census Bureau, Aug. 2005