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

District of Columbia At-a-Glance

Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2016) 77.0%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2016) 92.9%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2016) 71.4%
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%
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%
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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December 5th Webinar: Impact of Medicaid vs. Marketplace Coverage on Out-of-Pocket Spending for Near-Poor Adults

SHADAC will host a coffee-break webinar on December 5th at 12:00 p.m. Central featuring Urban Institute's Dr. Fred Blavin, whose SHARE-funded research asks how medical spending burdens for near-poor families in non-expansion states would change if the states were to expand Medicaid... Read More

NHIS: Uninsurance Rates Held Mostly Steady in First Half of 2017 but Increased among Key Subgroup

Recent Gallup polls have shown adult (18+) uninsurance rates increasing in 2017, leading many to wonder whether federal survey data would show a similar jump in uninsurance.  However, new coverage estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that uninsurance rates for nonelderly adults (18... Read More

Employee Health Plans at Large Firms Paid for Smaller Portion of Medical Expenses in 2016 (Infographic)

The share of medical expenses paid by health plans for employees at large firms has been falling in recent years, dropping by 1.3 percentage points nationwide between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Across the country, these plans paid for 80.4% of the medical expenses... Read More

How Do State Policy Decisions Impact Out-of-Pocket Spending & Health Insurance Coverage? SHARE Panel at APPAM

Findings from three SHARE-funded analyses will be the focus of a panel session at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Chicago.  The panel, "How Do State Policy Decisions Impact Out-of-Pocket Spending & Health Insurance Coverage? Evidence from Federal Survey Data," will feature the following... Read More

Elizabeth Lukanen Discusses Federal Healthcare Reform at Minnesota Policy Conference

SHADAC Deputy Director Elizabeth Lukanen led a panel discussion about federal health reform in Minnesota at the 33rd Annual Minnesota Policy Conference on October 18th in Minneapolis. The discussion touched on the challenges and goals of health reform in Minnesota, the state-level policy options that are needed to... Read More

State 1332 Waiver Reinsurance Proposals: Status Update and Design Comparisons

Six states—Alaska, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and Oregon—have released 1332 State Innovation Waiver Applications seeking federal pass-through funding for state-based reinsurance programs. All six states except New Hampshire have submitted their 1332 Waiver Applications, and Minnesota, Alaska,... 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.