Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to deliver high-quality and affordable health care and to improve the health of our members and communities. People without coverage face risks not only to their health, but also to the financial security of their families and their economic well-being. With health care reform once again in the national conversation, we strive to ensure that whatever comes next increases access to high-quality, affordable care and coverage for as many people as possible.

Fast Facts

27 million

27 million people in the U.S. are uninsured 1

cost of coverage

45% of uninsured adults report cost of coverage as the reason they are without insurance 2

up 700K

In 2017, the number of uninsured Americans increased by 700,000, the first increase since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act 3