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Health Insurance Coverage in 2018:

  • Despite 92 percent of women and girls having some form of health insurance in 2018, 12.5 million remained uninsured.
    • In 2018, Census eliminated tables that provide further analysis of women 18 and older or non-elderly adult women age 18-64.
  • Between 2013 and 2018, more than 10.2 million people gained health insurance coverage. However, 8.5 percent of people were uninsured in 2018, up from 7.9 percent in 2017.

Poverty in 2018:

  • Nearly 15.6 million women 18 and older, or nearly one in eight, lived in poverty in 2018.  More than double that number – 37.6 million – or were economically insecure (meaning they lived below 200 percent of the federal poverty line).
  • Poverty rates were far worse for many women of color: 20 percent of Black women and 18 percent share of Latina women were in poverty last year as compared to 7 percent of white, non-Hispanic men.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 women of childbearing age (18-44) were economically insecure in 2018.
  • Women made up more than 6 in 10 seniors who lived in poverty last year, with the poverty rate for senior women at 11 percent.
  • More than one in three female-headed families with children were poor in 2018. Nearly 6 in 10 poor children lived in a female-headed household last year.

Wage Gap in 2018:

  • There was no statistically significant difference in the wage gap between 2017 and 2018. Women working full time, year round were still paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.
  • The wage gap was even worse for many women by race/ethnicity:
    • Asian women working full time, year round were paid just 90 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
    • Black women working full time, year round were paid just 62 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
    • Latina women working full time, year round were paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
    • White, non-Hispanic women working full time, year round were paid just 79 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
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