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District of Columbia
Coverage1
Employer 55.3%
Individual 8.4%
Uninsured 3.6%
Public 32.7%

District of Columbia At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2015) 81.3%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2015) 92.6%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2015) 78.2%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 88.3%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 95.8%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 93.3%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 4.8%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 2.3%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 10.1%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 75.1%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 21.9%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 9.7%

District of Columbia State Resources

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SHADAC Newsletter — June 2017

June 2017 SHADAC Announcements  SHADAC at AcademyHealth A number of SHADAC researchers and SHARE grantees will be attending the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans  on June 25th through June 27th, and the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group ... Read More

SHADAC at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM)

A number of SHADAC researchers and SHARE grantees will be presenting their research at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans from Sunday, June 25th to Tuesday, June 27th, and at the Interest Group Meetings on Saturday, June 24th. Their presentations include: Wading into Unknown... Read More

Google Trends: A Rich Source of Data for Health Policy Analysis - New Brief

A new brief from SHADAC examines Google Trends as a source of internet search data and provides an example of how researchers are using these data to study health policy under a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) SHARE program.  The brief authors note that the data available through... Read More

Using Google Trends to Support Health Policy Analysis

This brief describes a rich source of internet search data--Google Trends--and provides an example of how researchers are using these data to study health policy.  Download a PDF of the brief. Access additional content from the SHARE-funded research project led by Dr. Sarah Gollust and Dr. Erika Franklin... Read More

Virtual Tour of State Health Compare (Webinar)

May 23, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. Eastern On May 23rd, SHADAC hosted a virtual tour of State Health Compare, a new, user-friendly online tool for obtaining and comparing state-level estimates related to health and health care. State Health Compare: How's It Different? State Health... Read More

New NHIS Data: Insurance Coverage Mostly Stable in 2016

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released health insurance coverage estimates for 2016 from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. These are the first available full-year coverage estimates for 2016 from a federal survey, with full-year... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files.
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.