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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 (2016) 87.1%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 94.5%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 94.5%
AFFORDABILITY3
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 10.6%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 12.2%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 16.1%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 74.0%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 22.5%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 7.9%

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Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

Minnesota's Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live Historically, Minnesota has consistently experienced low rates of uninsurance. However, there are areas within the state where uninsured rates vary greatly by ZIP code, ranging from a low of 1% (56310) to a high of 45% (56434).  A new resource,... Read More

Assessing the Accuracy of Survey Reports of Health Insurance Coverage Using Enrollment Data

U.S. Census Bureau researcher Joanne Pascale, University of Minnesota researcher Angela Fertig, and SHADAC researcher Kathleen T. Call recently published a new article in the Health Services Research journal that details their efforts to measure the accuracy of responses to health insurance coverage surveys... Read More

New SHADAC Brief Explores National and State Estimates of Gains in Equitable Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder under the ACA

A new brief from SHADAC, supported by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), examines gains in equitable coverage (i.e., “parity”) for mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) treatment for people in the individual and small-group markets as well as those covered under Medicaid expansion after the... Read More

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity under the ACA: National and State Estimates of Parity Gains as of 2017

In addition to expanding access to health insurance coverage for millions of Americans through subsidized individual market coverage and state Medicaid expansions, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) applied Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) coverage and parity mandates to beneficiaries in the... Read More

SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Brett Fried Serves as Expert at Census Convening

Expert Meeting on Changes to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) SHADAC researcher Brett Fried served as a discussant at the Expert Meeting on Changes to the CPS ASEC, held in Suitland, Maryland on May 13, 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau convened this meeting to discuss the... Read More

The Art of Listening: Working with an Advisory Committee to Improve Outreach and Communication to Reach the Remaining Uninsured in Minnesota

Presentation by Brett Fried at the 2019 ACS Data Users Conference. May 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  View PDF of the presentation.

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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.