ERC state uninsured rates dropped, Medicaid grew from 2013 to last year

 

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The percent of Americans without health coverage dropped from 14.5% in 2013 just before the Affordable Care Act was implemented to 9.4% last year, according to new Census data. Over 2 million more residents of the CSG-ERC region had health coverage last year than in 2013. All CSG-ERC state uninsured rates were below the US average ranging from Massachusetts with only 2.8% of residents without coverage to New Jersey where 8.7% of residents remained uninsured. Medicaid programs across the region grew by just over 1.5 million from 2013 to 2015, averaging 11.3% growth. Only Maine’s program shrank over the two years losing 32,000 people.

Uninsured 2015 Uninsured change 2013 to 2015
number percent number percent change
US 29.8 million 9.4% -15.4 million -5.1%
CT 211,000 6.0% -122,000 -3.4%
DE 54,000 5.9% -29,000 -3.3%
ME 111,000 8.4% -37,000 -2.8%
MA 189,000 2.8% -57,000 -0.9%
MD 389,000 6.6% -204,000 -3.6%
NH 83,000 6.3% -57,000 -4.4%
NJ 771,000 8.7% -389,000 -4.5%
NY 1.4 million 7.1% -689,000 -3.6%
PA 802,000 6.4% -420,000 -3.4%
RI 59,000 5.7% -61,000 -5.9%
VT 24,000 3.8% -21,000 -3.4%