Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance, 2016

Health insurance is critical for access to healthcare. An individual without health insurance is at higher risk for needing high cost emergency medical care as compared to those who have access to preventive and ongoing health care services. Access to health care therefore impacts the ability to live healthy in the community without moving into institutions, and therefore is an important indicator for community participation. This indicator and the next indicator show the percentage of people with and without disabilities who do not have health insurance. Overall, people with disabilities and older people are more likely to have insurance. While people with and without disabilities both show similar percentage ranges in lacking health coverage, there is a large difference in health coverage between the two age groups. People with disabilities for the working age group show a US average of 13.6% with a range of 3.5% in Massachusetts to 20.9% in Oklahoma, while for the senior group, people with disabilities show a US average of 0.7% with a range of 0% in Vermont to 1.9% in Nevada.

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With Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have 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 0.0% to 0.3% and includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, Washington DC, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin & Wyoming.  The second quartile ranges from 0.4% to 0.6% and includes the states Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington & Puerto Rico.  The third quartile ranges from 0.7% to 1.0% and includes the states Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, United States, Utah & Virginia.  The fourth quartile ranges from 1.1% to 4.1% and includes the states Nevada, New Mexico & Texas. With Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance Albuquerque 0.4Anchorage 1.2Asheville 0.9Austin 1.2Baltimore 0.5Baton Rouge 0.3Birmingham 0.0Boise 0.2Chicago 1.6Columbia 1.2Columbus 0.7Denver 0.8Detroit 0.7Fresno 1.1Gastonia 0.5Greensboro 0.6Houston 2.4Indianapolis 0.5Lansing 0.2Las Vegas 2.3Little Rock 0.9Memphis 0.3Milwaukee 0.6Milwaukee 0.6Minneapolis 0.8Missoula 1.2Montgomery 0.7Nashville 0.9New Orleans 0.4Oakland 0.8Phoenix 1.8Pittsburgh 0.1Portland 0.9Raleigh 0.4Richmond 0.8Riverside 1.4Sacramento 1.6Salt Lake City 2.6San Francisco 0.4Santa Barbara 0.8Seattle 0.6Spokane 0.1St. Petersburg 0.1Tacoma 1.0Tampa 0.5Tucson 0.6Tulsa 0.8Urban Honolulu CDP 0.3Washington 0.3 Without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have 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 0.0% to 0.3% and includes the states Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia & Wisconsin.  The second quartile ranges from 0.4% to 0.6% and includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming.  The third quartile ranges from 0.7% to 1.0% and includes the states Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, United States, Utah, Washington & Puerto Rico.  The fourth quartile ranges from 1.1% to 4.1% and includes the states Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas & Virginia. Without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance Albuquerque 0.4Anchorage 1.2Asheville 0.9Austin 1.2Baltimore 0.5Baton Rouge 0.3Birmingham 0.0Boise 0.2Chicago 1.6Columbia 1.2Columbus 0.7Denver 0.8Detroit 0.7Fresno 1.1Gastonia 0.5Greensboro 0.6Houston 2.4Indianapolis 0.5Lansing 0.2Las Vegas 2.3Little Rock 0.9Memphis 0.3Milwaukee 0.6Milwaukee 0.6Minneapolis 0.8Missoula 1.2Montgomery 0.7Nashville 0.9New Orleans 0.4Oakland 0.8Phoenix 1.8Pittsburgh 0.1Portland 0.9Raleigh 0.4Richmond 0.8Riverside 1.4Sacramento 1.6Salt Lake City 2.6San Francisco 0.4Santa Barbara 0.8Seattle 0.6Spokane 0.1St. Petersburg 0.1Tacoma 1.0Tampa 0.5Tucson 0.6Tulsa 0.8Urban Honolulu CDP 0.3Washington 0.3
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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 people with /without disabilities without any health insurance (aged 65 and above) by the total population of people with/without disabilities (aged 65 and above).

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance by region

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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
United States0.7%1.0%
Alabama0.2%0.6%
Alaska1.0%1.6%
Arizona0.8%1.1%
Arkansas0.3%0.5%
California0.9%1.7%
Colorado0.6%0.8%
Connecticut0.7%0.7%
Delaware0.8%1.1%
District of Columbia0.3%0.9%
Florida0.9%1.7%
Georgia0.8%1.1%
Hawaii0.5%0.9%
Idaho0.3%0.7%
Illinois0.8%1.2%
Indiana0.3%0.6%
Iowa0.2%0.3%
Kansas0.5%0.4%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
Kentucky0.2%0.4%
Louisiana0.4%0.8%
Maine0.1%0.2%
Maryland0.9%1.3%
Massachusetts0.3%0.4%
Michigan0.3%0.4%
Minnesota0.4%0.3%
Mississippi0.3%0.4%
Missouri0.3%0.5%
Montana0.3%0.4%
Nebraska0.3%0.6%
Nevada1.9%2.1%
New Hampshire0.2%0.3%
New Jersey1.0%1.7%
New Mexico1.1%1.6%
New York0.6%1.1%
North Carolina0.4%0.6%
North Dakota0.3%0.3%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 65 and Above who Do Not Have Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
Ohio0.4%0.5%
Oklahoma0.4%0.7%
Oregon0.5%0.4%
Pennsylvania0.4%0.5%
Rhode Island0.3%0.6%
South Carolina0.4%0.6%
South Dakota0.4%0.3%
Tennessee0.3%0.6%
Texas1.5%2.2%
Utah0.7%0.9%
Vermont0.0%0.2%
Virginia0.8%1.1%
Washington0.5%0.9%
West Virginia0.1%0.2%
Wisconsin0.3%0.3%
Wyoming0.3%0.6%
Puerto Rico0.5%1.0%