To learn more, go to Amount of Coverage in the Individual Health Insurance Market for the Non-Elderly U.S. Inhabitants, 2006, MEPS Statistical Short 227 (.. 10.9 million Us citizens under age 65 have individual health insurance About 10.9 million Americans under age 65 purchased individual health insurance policies at some point in 2006, but only 7 million were covered by these policies for the entire year, based on the latest Numbers and Information from the Agency meant for Healthcare Analysis and Quality. The 3.9 million people who had individual medical health insurance policies for section of the year were covered for about six months on average.You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, debates and discussions. The Daily Health Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free support of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. 79 percent of uninsured and unemployed unaware of free medicine programs With nearly 15 million people still without jobs, programs that help patients receive their medications either free of charge or at lower cost are a godsend for most. Yet few benefit from them.