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Rhode Island
Employer 54.16%
Individual 5.33%
Uninsured 11.87%
Public 28.65%

Rhode Island At-a-Glance

Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2012-2013) 73.10%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2012-2013) 89.70%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2012-2013) 72.40%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2012) 92.60%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2012) 96.60%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2012) 97.70%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2012) 8.10%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2012) 5.40%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2012) 25.80%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2012) 82.90%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2012) 21.90%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2012) 6.20%

Rhode Island State Resources

Click the links below for printable handouts on coverage in your state
ESI Two-Pager for State
Kids Coverage State Page, 2008-2012 ACS
State and County Estimates, 2013 ACS (Estimates only available for counties with population greater than 65,000)
5-Year State and County Estimates, 2009-2013 ACS (Estimates available for all counties)

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

Now Available: 2014 Detailed State and County Level Coverage Estimates from SHADAC

Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here.  This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles. Uninsured Rates by... Read More

2014 ACS Tables: State & County Uninsurance Estimates

The map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2014.  These estimates come from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder (AFF) tool and were released on September 17, 2015. Click on a state to see state... Read More

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State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

This report examines state-level trends in employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) and the factors that influence ESI. Download the report. Most nonelderly Americans who have health insurance coverage obtain it through an employer, whether through their own employer or through the employer of a family member to whom... Read More

National Oversight of Sub-National Policy Making in Long-Term Care: Rhode Island's Global Medicaid Waiver

Presentation by SHARE grantee Edward Alan Miller, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor of Health Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston at the International Conference on Evidence-Based Policy in Long-Term Care, September 6, 2012, in London, UK. Dr. Miller provides an overview of the design and implementation of Rhode... 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.