Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicaid, 2014

Medicaid provides health coverage to children, low-income adults, individuals with disabilities, and low-income seniors. These maps used 2013 CMS Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement to identify and compare the percentage of people with disabilities and people without disabilities (i.e., children, low income adults and seniors, and other recipients) using Medicaid for health coverage. Comparison of the maps shows that people with disabilities are more likely to have Medicaid (US average is 29.3% with a range of 13.7% in New Hampshire to 63.8% in the District of Columbia) than people without disabilities do (US average of 25.7% with a range of 12.6% in Virginia to 40.1% in California). While people with disabilities have higher Medicaid coverage, Medicaid is often attached to stereotype and less preferred by service providers, resulting in access to only limited healthcare service providers. Therefore, coverage by Medicaid does not always guarantee quality health care services.

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With Disabilities receiving Medicaid 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 12.6% to 21.5% and includes the states Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming.  The second quartile ranges from 21.6% to 25.2% and includes the states Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia & Washington.  The third quartile ranges from 25.3% to 29.3% and includes the states Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee & United States.  The fourth quartile ranges from 29.4% to 63.8% and includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, California, Washington DC, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia & Wisconsin. With Disabilities receiving Medicaid Alaska, 23.3% Alabama, 34.4% Arkansas, 33.0% Arizona, 24.1% California, 29.6% Colorado, 27.7% Connecticut, 23.4% Washington DC, 63.8% Delaware, 24.1% Florida, 29.0% Georgia, 28.3% Hawaii, 18.4% Iowa, 26.2% Idaho, 24.9% Illinois, 29.0% Indiana, 26.4% Kansas, 25.1% Kentucky, 31.8% Louisiana, 36.2% Massachusetts, 54.3% Maryland, 25.4% Maine, 37.3% Michigan, 29.1% Minnesota, 26.1% Missouri, 24.2% Mississippi, 37.2% Montana, 26.1% North Carolina, 31.4% North Dakota, 14.7% Nebraska, 24.3% New Hampshire, 13.7% New Jersey, 21.7% New Mexico, 32.6% Nevada, 22.2% New York, 34.0% Ohio, 27.0% Oklahoma, 22.5% Oregon, 20.5% Pennsylvania, 43.7% Rhode Island, 26.2% South Carolina, 31.8% South Dakota, 21.1% Tennessee, 29.3% Texas, 23.8% Utah, 18.7% Virginia, 21.6% Vermont, 31.2% Wisconsin, 35.3% West Virginia, 31.8% Wyoming, 17.7% Without Disabilities receiving Medicaid 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 12.6% to 21.5% and includes the states Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia & Wyoming.  The second quartile ranges from 21.6% to 25.2% and includes the states Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wisconsin.  The third quartile ranges from 25.3% to 29.3% and includes the states Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, United States & Washington.  The fourth quartile ranges from 29.4% to 63.8% and includes the states Arkansas, California, Washington DC, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont & West Virginia. Without Disabilities receiving Medicaid Alaska, 19.8% Alabama, 24.7% Arkansas, 29.6% Arizona, 26.1% California, 40.1% Colorado, 23.4% Connecticut, 26.3% Washington DC, 39.9% Delaware, 24.9% Florida, 23.9% Georgia, 20.5% Hawaii, 25.6% Iowa, 22.5% Idaho, 18.9% Illinois, 25.3% Indiana, 19.3% Kansas, 14.2% Kentucky, 28.8% Louisiana, 28.0% Massachusetts, 26.6% Maryland, 21.6% Maine, 25.3% Michigan, 25.6% Minnesota, 24.4% Missouri, 17.2% Mississippi, 24.8% Montana, 16.9% North Carolina, 22.5% North Dakota, 12.7% Nebraska, 14.3% New Hampshire, 13.4% New Jersey, 18.6% New Mexico, 40.0% Nevada, 22.4% New York, 34.3% Ohio, 26.4% Oklahoma, 27.2% Oregon, 29.9% Pennsylvania, 17.3% Rhode Island, 28.4% South Carolina, 29.5% South Dakota, 16.6% Tennessee, 23.1% Texas, 19.2% Utah, 14.5% Virginia, 12.6% Vermont, 34.3% Wisconsin, 24.0% West Virginia, 33.3% Wyoming, 14.9%
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Data source. 2014, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Medicare Statistical Supplement, Table 13.22, 2013 and and 2013 American Community Survey (ACS), 3 year Estimates. Table S1810, disability characteristics
Calculation. Aged, adult, child and other recipients of Medicaid with/without disabilities divided by the total population of people with/without disabilities.

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicaid by region

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicaid by Region
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
United States29.3%25.7%
Alabama34.4%24.7%
Alaska23.3%19.8%
Arizona24.1%26.1%
Arkansas33.0%29.6%
California29.6%40.1%
Colorado27.7%23.4%
Connecticut23.4%26.3%
Delaware24.1%24.9%
District of Columbia63.8%39.9%
Florida29.0%23.9%
Georgia28.3%20.5%
Hawaii18.4%25.6%
Idaho24.9%18.9%
Illinois29.0%25.3%
Indiana26.4%19.3%
Iowa26.2%22.5%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicaid by Region
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
Kansas25.1%14.2%
Kentucky31.8%28.8%
Louisiana36.2%28.0%
Maine37.3%25.3%
Maryland25.4%21.6%
Massachusetts54.3%26.6%
Michigan29.1%25.6%
Minnesota26.1%24.4%
Mississippi37.2%24.8%
Missouri24.2%17.2%
Montana26.1%16.9%
Nebraska24.3%14.3%
Nevada22.2%22.4%
New Hampshire13.7%13.4%
New Jersey21.7%18.6%
New Mexico32.6%40.0%
New York34.0%34.3%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities receiving Medicaid by Region
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
North Carolina31.4%22.5%
North Dakota14.7%12.7%
Ohio27.0%26.4%
Oklahoma22.5%27.2%
Oregon20.5%29.9%
Pennsylvania43.7%17.3%
Rhode Island26.2%28.4%
South Carolina31.8%29.5%
South Dakota21.1%16.6%
Tennessee29.3%23.1%
Texas23.8%19.2%
Utah18.7%14.5%
Vermont31.2%34.3%
Virginia21.6%12.6%
Washington23.8%27.8%
West Virginia31.8%33.3%
Wisconsin35.3%24.0%
Wyoming17.7%14.9%