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Connecticut
Coverage1
Employer 55.3%
Individual 6.2%
Uninsured 5.7%
Public 32.8%

Connecticut At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $7,012
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 23.8%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 54.2%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 90.7%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 96.7%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 96.7%
AFFORDABILITY3
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 10.5%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 20.8%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 20.6%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 75.5%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 20.1%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 7.9%

Connecticut State Resources

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New SHADAC Issue Brief "Aligning Quality Measures across Payers: Lessons from State Innovation Models"

Currently, an increasing number of states are undertaking payment and delivery system reform, shifting away from fee-for-service reimbursement models that reward quantity and moving toward alternative payment models that reward value. A new issue brief from SHADAC researcher Colin Planalp examines the work of... Read More

New SHADAC Issue Brief Highlights Lessons Learned from SIM States Working to Align Quality Measures

In an effort to improve quality and contain the growing cost of health care, states are increasingly undertaking a shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement models that reward quantity and moving toward alternative payment models that reward value.  Many of the states leading the way in payment and... Read More

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

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

In the April 2016 issue of Health Affairs, 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

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    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.