Number Of Unisured Hoosiers Ticks Up

Sep 11, 2019
Lauren Chapman/IPB News

The number of uninsured people in Indiana followed a national trend and increased between 2017 and 2018. About 9,000 fewer Hoosiers have health insurance, the rate went up from 8.2 to 8.3 percent, according to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

At the same time, the number of employed Hoosiers has risen. But Mark Fairchild, director of policy with Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, says that doesn’t necessarily mean people are getting insurance.