The amount of ED visits decreased for both adults and children during the period 2010 to 2014, according to an annual report on health trends produced by the National Center for Health Statistics. During that period, ED visits for adults decreased by 13%, and visits by children decreased by 24%. An infographic highlighting the findings is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.

The report also notes that the percent of uninsured people younger than age 65 dropped 37% from 2013 to June 2015. The number of people younger than 65 who were uninsured as of June 2015 was 28 million. The decrease comes after a period of no significant change in the number of uninsured from 2004 to 2013, the report notes.

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