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Connecticut
Coverage1
Employer 55.6%
Individual 6.8%
Uninsured 6.0%
Public 31.6%

Connecticut At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2016) 76.4%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2016) 86.4%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2016) 72.7%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 90.1%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 97.3%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 97.5%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 4.6%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 2.4%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 21.1%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 70.7%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 18.9%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 9.1%

Connecticut State Resources

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Connecticut: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on a Connecticut Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.      2013-2015 Change in Uninsured by Congressional District: Connecticut - 5... Read More

Connecticut’s Value-Based Insurance Plan Increased The Use Of Targeted Services And Medication Adherence

Hirth, R., Cliff, E., Gibson, T., McKellar, MR., Fendrick, AM.  "Connecticut's Value-Based Insurance Plan Increased the Use of Targeted Services and Medication Adherence." Health Affairs.  2016 Apr 1;35(4):637-46. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1371.  

SHARE Research in HealthAffairs: Value-Based Insurance Design Influenced Consumer Behavior in Connecticut

In the April 2016 issue of HealthAffairs, SHARE grantee Richard Hirth and his research team published findings on the effectiveness of a value-based insurance design (V-BID) program for Connecticut state employees. The SHARE-supported analysis focuses on the effects of Connecticut’s Health... Read More

Health Affairs Briefing Features SHARE-funded Research

On Thursday, April 7, Dr. Mark Fendrick will speak at a Health Affairs briefing on Patients' and Consumers' Use of Evidence, discussing the University of Michigan's SHARE-funded research on using value based insurance design (V-BID) for the Connecticut state employee health plan. Dr. Fendrick, along with Dr.... Read More

Infographic: Health Insurance Coverage in 2014 - Estimates from the ACS

This infographic highlights the newly-released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) on health insurance coverage in 2014 at the national level and across the states. We draw on the information presented in "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014," a Current Population Report... Read More

MEPS-IC State-Level ESI Trends, 2013-2014

Employer Health Insurance Mostly Stable in First Year Post-ACA, but Some States Show Increased Take-up, Decreased Offer The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released its first state estimates of post-ACA employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) from the Medical Expenditure... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files.
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.