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District of Columbia
Coverage1
Employer 54.5%
Individual 8.2%
Uninsured 3.5%
Public 33.9%

District of Columbia At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,704
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 19.0%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 32.9%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 88.3%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 95.8%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 93.3%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 4.8%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 2.3%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 10.1%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 75.1%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 21.9%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 9.7%

District of Columbia State Resources

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State Health Compare Updated to Include 2017 Opioid-Related Overdose Data and New Data on Overdose Deaths from Other Drugs

SHADAC has recently updated our State Health Compare estimates on opioid-related drug overdose deaths to include data from 2017. Data on this measure, which examines natural and semi-synthetic opioids, synthetic opioids, and heroin, are now available for years 1999 to 2017. We have also added new data on drug... Read More

MACStats from MACPAC: 2018 Medicaid and CHIP Data Book Now Available

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) recently released the 2018 version of its Medicaid and CHIP Data Book. This data book is a collection of federal and state statistics regarding the Medicaid and CHIP programs that are compiled by MACPAC from multiple data sources on key topic areas including... Read More

Exploring Disparities Using New and Updated Measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare: State-Level Highlights for Unaffordable Rents, Unhealthy Days, and More

Date: February 6, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Register now. About This Event Join us on Wednesday, February 6th at 1:00 PM Central for a webinar introducing two new measures of health outcomes and social determinants of health on SHADAC’s State Health Compare—Unhealthy Days and Unaffordable... Read More

Register Now: February 6th Webinar - Exploring Disparities Using SHADAC's State Health Compare

Exploring Disparities Using New and Updated Measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare: State-Level Highlights for Unaffordable Rents, Unhealthy Days, and More Date: February 6, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Register now. Join us on Wednesday, February 6th at 1:00 PM Central for a webinar... Read More

Updated Health Insurance Coverage Estimates Available for All U.S. Counties

SHADAC tables of state and county uninsurance estimates for 2013 to 2017 are now available via clickable map. Users can click a state to access a table of 5-year uninsurance estimates for each state as a whole, as well as all counties located within, using data from the American Community Survey (... Read More

State and County Coverage Estimates, 2013-2017 ACS

Use this clickable map to see state and county health insurance coverage estimates for the pooled years 2013-2017.  Counties are searchable by bookmark in each state file. 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates: Percent Uninsured, Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population... 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.