Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance, 2016

Private health insurance excludes health coverage from public sources such as Medicaid and Medicare. We divided data into two age groups, age 18 to 64 and age 65 and above. The data range (quartiles in the legends) for the two groups was combined across this map and the previous map for easier comparison. The difference between people and people without disabilities in private insurance is strikingly different among the working age group. People with disabilities are far less likely to have private insurance use. This may be relevant to lower employment and economic status of people with disabilities. The trend shows that people with disabilities are more likely to have private health insurance when they are older, while private health coverage decreases for older people without disabilities. The latter may reflect the increase in Medicare use among the older population.

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With Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance This is the first of two color coded maps of the United States.  States have been grouped into four quartile ranges. The first quartile ranges from 23.5% to 54.8% and includes the states Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York & Texas.  The second quartile ranges from 54.9% to 60.9% and includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee & United States.  The third quartile ranges from 61.0% to 66.3% and includes the states Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin & Wyoming.  The fourth quartile ranges from 66.4% to 78.6% and includes the states Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire & North Dakota. With Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance Albuquerque 54.3Anchorage 52.5Asheville 57.0Austin 60.3Baltimore 47.4Baton Rouge 46.7Birmingham 51.9Boise 64.4Chicago 40.3Columbia 58.2Columbus 55.0Denver 52.6Detroit 53.3Fresno 43.7Gastonia 51.7Greensboro 55.1Houston 40.4Indianapolis 58.0Lansing 71.7Las Vegas 45.7Little Rock 59.2Memphis 49.6Milwaukee 45.1Milwaukee 45.1Minneapolis 53.4Missoula 57.0Montgomery 59.9Nashville 55.8New Orleans 40.1Oakland 42.4Phoenix 45.4Pittsburgh 61.9Portland 54.4Raleigh 65.8Richmond 53.2Riverside 39.3Sacramento 51.1Salt Lake City 53.6San Francisco 40.3Santa Barbara 60.1Seattle 58.1Spokane 54.6St. Petersburg 49.9Tacoma 56.3Tampa 41.7Tucson 49.3Tulsa 61.3Urban Honolulu CDP 65.1Washington 56.8 Without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance This is the second of two color coded maps of the United States.  States have been grouped into four quartile ranges. The first quartile ranges from 23.5% to 54.8% and includes the states Florida & Puerto Rico.  The second quartile ranges from 54.9% to 60.9% and includes the states Arizona, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico & Texas.  The third quartile ranges from 61.0% to 66.3% and includes the states Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, United States & Utah.  The fourth quartile ranges from 66.4% to 78.6% and includes the states Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin & Wyoming. Without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance Albuquerque 54.3Anchorage 52.5Asheville 57.0Austin 60.3Baltimore 47.4Baton Rouge 46.7Birmingham 51.9Boise 64.4Chicago 40.3Columbia 58.2Columbus 55.0Denver 52.6Detroit 53.3Fresno 43.7Gastonia 51.7Greensboro 55.1Houston 40.4Indianapolis 58.0Lansing 71.7Las Vegas 45.7Little Rock 59.2Memphis 49.6Milwaukee 45.1Milwaukee 45.1Minneapolis 53.4Missoula 57.0Montgomery 59.9Nashville 55.8New Orleans 40.1Oakland 42.4Phoenix 45.4Pittsburgh 61.9Portland 54.4Raleigh 65.8Richmond 53.2Riverside 39.3Sacramento 51.1Salt Lake City 53.6San Francisco 40.3Santa Barbara 60.1Seattle 58.1Spokane 54.6St. Petersburg 49.9Tacoma 56.3Tampa 41.7Tucson 49.3Tulsa 61.3Urban Honolulu CDP 65.1Washington 56.8
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Data source. 2016, American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year Estimates. Table B18135, age by disability status by health insurance coverage status.
Calculation. Divided the number of people with/without disabilities age 65 and above with private health insurance by the total population of people with/without disabilities age 65 and above

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance by region

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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
United States57.4%64.4%
Alabama60.9%67.7%
Alaska53.7%69.1%
Arizona53.8%59.1%
Arkansas55.0%63.4%
California46.4%56.1%
Colorado59.8%63.5%
Connecticut59.5%66.6%
Delaware66.8%72.5%
District of Columbia56.8%73.6%
Florida51.2%54.4%
Georgia54.5%62.4%
Hawaii65.4%73.6%
Idaho63.3%66.3%
Illinois60.2%66.5%
Indiana63.6%67.7%
Iowa68.0%72.2%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
Kansas66.4%70.7%
Kentucky58.9%67.4%
Louisiana53.5%60.0%
Maine61.3%66.3%
Maryland66.0%74.5%
Massachusetts59.1%70.8%
Michigan71.5%76.9%
Minnesota68.7%75.5%
Mississippi51.2%60.1%
Missouri59.1%64.6%
Montana61.4%66.0%
Nebraska65.3%69.1%
Nevada49.4%55.6%
New Hampshire67.5%72.5%
New Jersey58.4%65.7%
New Mexico51.2%59.4%
New York52.8%62.3%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Have Private Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
North Carolina58.3%66.3%
North Dakota73.0%76.9%
Ohio61.4%67.0%
Oklahoma60.1%66.6%
Oregon61.2%66.8%
Pennsylvania66.0%71.7%
Rhode Island57.8%65.5%
South Carolina58.2%65.9%
South Dakota62.0%67.5%
Tennessee56.7%64.0%
Texas50.7%59.6%
Utah63.2%65.9%
Vermont61.2%68.1%
Virginia65.5%72.7%
Washington63.2%68.8%
West Virginia62.2%69.6%
Wisconsin64.2%68.1%
Wyoming65.5%68.9%