State Profiles

We are currently in the process of updating the State Profiles web tool.  In the meantime,  the most current estimates related to health care access and insurance coverage can be found on the following pages:

  • State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance, A State-by-State Analysis

    This report examines national and state-level trends in employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) and the factors that influence ESI.  Trend analyses examine the time period from 1999 to 2011 and use data from the Current Populuation Survey (CPS) and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC). The report examines national and state-level changes in ESI both overall and along several dimensions: by family income, policyholder vs. dependent status, employer/employment characteristics, and premium costs.

    Two-page state profiles are available for each state along with the comprehensive 50-state report.
  • 2013 State and County Insurance Coverage Estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS)

    This page provides estimates of insurance coverage for all states and the District of Columbia from the American Community Survey (ACS), with 50-state comparison maps and tables available for the time periods of 2012 to 2013 and 2010 to 2013. The 50-state comparisons examine private coverage, public coverage, coverage overall for all ages, and coverage overall for children.

    Two-page state profiles are available for each state and the District of Columbia, along with county-level information for all counties with populations of 65,000 or greater, for the time period of 2012 to 2013.  These profiles consider coverage overall and coverage by age, race/ethnicity, citizenship status, education, work experience, household income, and poverty level.
  • State and County ACS Coverage Estimates, 2009-2013

    This page provides tables that contain state and county health insurance coverage estimates for the pooled years 2008-2012.  These estimates come from the 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder (AFF) tool. These estimates pool together 5-years of data to produce reliable period estimates for areas and subgroups with smaller populations. 



The State Health Access Profile is a comprehensive profile of access to health care in the states that goes beyond indicators of health insurance coverage. SHADAC researchers identified and assembled indicators that measure state resources that enable access to health care for residents.
The State Health Access Profile includes 16 measures that...

  1. have underpinnings in theoretical or empirical literature;
  2. are readily available in the 50 states and DC; and
  3. are likely to be provided consistently in the future.

To see the data for a specific state, click on the map below. A table comparing all 50 states on all of the measures is also available in PDF and Excel formats. A description of the data sources and methods is available here.