Enrollment in high-deductible health plans now makes up more than 40 percent of the coverage for people under age 65 with private health insurance, while the share of people with no insurance is holding steady.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control, 43.2 percent of working age, private sector insureds were in either a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) in the first nine months of 2017, a jump of 3.8 percent from 2016. It’s the first time enrollment has crossed the 40 percent threshold, but it has been rising steadily since 2010.
Additionally, the center reported that there was no significant change in the percentage of persons of all ages who were uninsured during this period. An estimated 28.9 million people were uninsured in 2017 compared to 28.6 million in 2016.
The information represent estimates based on data from the January–September 2017 National Health Interview Survey.