From WalletHub, November 10, 2015
With the third open-enrollment period for health insurance upon us and 11.7 percent of the U.S. population still lacking coverage, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates.
For the second year in a row, WalletHub’s analysts drew upon the most reliable data to estimate the rates of uninsured pre- and post-Obamacare for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. For a broad perspective of those rates, we broke the national figures down to the state level and other categories, including age, race and income level.
Health Insurance Coverage in Hawaii:
For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/rates-of-uninsured-by-state-before-after-obamacare/4800/
- Obamacare reduced the children’s uninsured rate by 15.29 percent between 2010 and 2014.
- Obamacare reduced the adult uninsured rate by 35.52 percent between 2010 and 2014.
- The uninsured rate for whites is 1.51 percent lower than that for Hispanics.
- The uninsured rate for higher-income households is 57.03 percent lower than that for lower-income households.
- The rate of publicly insured is 30.61 percent.
- The rate of privately insured is 69.39 percent.
- The rate of employer-based health insurance coverage increased by 8.03 percent between 2010 and 2014.
- The uninsured rate pre-Obamacare was 7.89 percent and has fallen to a current rate of 5.27 percent, with 31,653 persons gaining health insurance coverage.