The number of Pennsylvania residents without insurance climbed to 1 million, according to a survey in late 2007 and early 2008, compared with about 900,000 in 2004. Of those uninsured, 63% of working-age adults were working, with half employed in small companies with less than 50 workers, according to the survey.
The uninsured received less routine medical care. Slightly more than 60% had not been seen for routine care during the prior year, compared with about one-quarter of those insured. Private insurance coverage fell to 62%, the survey found, from 66% in 2004.
The telephone survey of 20,222 Pennsylvania households was conducted between September 2007 and May 2008. It has a statewide margin of error of 0.7%.