Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B, 2015

Medicare provides coverage to people who worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and are 65 years or older; people with disabilities; and people with End-Stage Renal disease. Medicare has two parts. Medicare Part A is a hospital insurance which helps pay for care in a hospital and skilled nursing facility, home health care, and hospice care. Part B is a medical insurance helping pay for doctors, outpatient hospital care, and other medical services. People with disabilities who received social security disability benefit for 24 months qualify for premium free Part A and Part B. These maps used data from the 2017 CMS Medicare Statistical Supplement to identify and compare the percentage of people with and without disabilities using Medicare for health coverage. The percentage of people without disabilities represents people who are receiving Medicare for their ages (65 or older regardless of their disability status). People with disabilities are much more likely to have Medicare coverage (US average is 22.4% with a range of 15.9% in Hawaii to 29.6% in New Hampshire) than people without disabilities do (US average of 16.7% with a range of 11.3% in Alaska to 22.4% in Maine).

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With Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B 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 11.3% to 17.2% and includes the states Alaska & Hawaii.  The second quartile ranges from 17.3% to 19.0% and includes the states California, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah & Wyoming.  The third quartile ranges from 19.1% to 22.1% and includes the states Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma & Washington.  The fourth quartile ranges from 22.2% to 29.6% and includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, United States, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia & Wisconsin. With Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B Alaska, 16.3% Alabama, 29.5% Arkansas, 27.6% Arizona, 19.3% California, 18.2% Colorado, 19.3% Connecticut, 21.6% Washington DC, 21.3% Delaware, 24.4% Florida, 21.3% Georgia, 23.5% Hawaii, 15.9% Iowa, 21.8% Idaho, 20.7% Illinois, 21.6% Indiana, 23.3% Kansas, 20.7% Kentucky, 27.9% Louisiana, 24.2% Massachusetts, 27.1% Maryland, 21.1% Maine, 28.3% Michigan, 25.4% Minnesota, 22.3% Missouri, 25.3% Mississippi, 27.4% Montana, 21.2% North Carolina, 24.6% North Dakota, 19.8% Nebraska, 20.9% New Hampshire, 29.6% New Jersey, 21.7% New Mexico, 21.4% Nevada, 18.1% New York, 24.0% Ohio, 23.0% Oklahoma, 21.4% Oregon, 19.0% Pennsylvania, 23.9% Rhode Island, 27.5% South Carolina, 25.7% South Dakota, 18.9% Tennessee, 25.4% Texas, 19.0% Utah, 18.1% Virginia, 23.1% Vermont, 25.9% Wisconsin, 24.0% West Virginia, 26.2% Wyoming, 18.3% Without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B 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 11.3% to 17.2% and includes the states Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Texas, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington & Wyoming.  The second quartile ranges from 17.3% to 19.0% and includes the states Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee & Wisconsin.  The third quartile ranges from 19.1% to 22.1% and includes the states Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont & West Virginia.  The fourth quartile ranges from 22.2% to 29.6% and includes the states Maine. Without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B Alaska, 11.3% Alabama, 18.6% Arkansas, 19.1% Arizona, 17.1% California, 14.5% Colorado, 14.7% Connecticut, 17.4% Washington DC, 13.0% Delaware, 19.2% Florida, 20.8% Georgia, 14.4% Hawaii, 18.4% Iowa, 18.4% Idaho, 17.2% Illinois, 15.7% Indiana, 17.0% Kansas, 16.7% Kentucky, 18.4% Louisiana, 16.4% Massachusetts, 17.3% Maryland, 15.4% Maine, 22.4% Michigan, 18.4% Minnesota, 16.4% Missouri, 18.2% Mississippi, 17.6% Montana, 20.0% North Carolina, 17.4% North Dakota, 16.5% Nebraska, 16.6% New Hampshire, 19.1% New Jersey, 16.4% New Mexico, 17.7% Nevada, 16.2% New York, 16.4% Ohio, 18.3% Oklahoma, 17.4% Oregon, 19.4% Pennsylvania, 19.6% Rhode Island, 18.5% South Carolina, 19.2% South Dakota, 18.9% Tennessee, 18.2% Texas, 13.3% Utah, 11.4% Virginia, 16.0% Vermont, 20.5% Wisconsin, 17.8% West Virginia, 22.1% Wyoming, 16.5%
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Data source. 2015, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Medicare Statistical Supplement, 2017 (FY 2015) and and 2015 American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year Estimates. Table S1810, disability characteristics
Calculation. The number of aged people with/without disabilities enrolled in Medicare part A and or B divided by the total population of people with/without disabilities.

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B by region

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B by Region
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
United States22.4%16.7%
Alabama29.5%18.6%
Alaska16.3%11.3%
Arizona19.3%17.1%
Arkansas27.6%19.1%
California18.2%14.5%
Colorado19.3%14.7%
Connecticut21.6%17.4%
Delaware24.4%19.2%
District of Columbia21.3%13.0%
Florida21.3%20.8%
Georgia23.5%14.4%
Hawaii15.9%18.4%
Idaho20.7%17.2%
Illinois21.6%15.7%
Indiana23.3%17.0%
Iowa21.8%18.4%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B by Region
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
Kansas20.7%16.7%
Kentucky27.9%18.4%
Louisiana24.2%16.4%
Maine28.3%22.4%
Maryland21.1%15.4%
Massachusetts27.1%17.3%
Michigan25.4%18.4%
Minnesota22.3%16.4%
Mississippi27.4%17.6%
Missouri25.3%18.2%
Montana21.2%20.0%
Nebraska20.9%16.6%
Nevada18.1%16.2%
New Hampshire29.6%19.1%
New Jersey21.7%16.4%
New Mexico21.4%17.7%
New York24.0%16.4%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicare Part A and or B by Region
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
North Carolina24.6%17.4%
North Dakota19.8%16.5%
Ohio23.0%18.3%
Oklahoma21.4%17.4%
Oregon19.0%19.4%
Pennsylvania23.9%19.6%
Rhode Island27.5%18.5%
South Carolina25.7%19.2%
South Dakota18.9%18.9%
Tennessee25.4%18.2%
Texas19.0%13.3%
Utah18.1%11.4%
Vermont25.9%20.5%
Virginia23.1%16.0%
Washington20.1%16.9%
West Virginia26.2%22.1%
Wisconsin24.0%17.8%
Wyoming18.3%16.5%