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Georgia
Coverage1
Employer 55.5%
Individual 12.7%
Uninsured 13.8%
Public 30.6%

Georgia At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2015) 77%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2015) 83.1%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2015) 72.7%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 88.9%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2014) 97.1%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2014) 98.1%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 8.0%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 6.5%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2014) 34.2%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2014) 69.4%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 19.2%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2014) 7.2%
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Infographic: First Look at 2015 State Level Uninsurance Rates

The infographic below illustrates the change in point-in-time uninsurance from January through June 2014 to January through June 2015 at the national level and for selected states using early release estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). 

Infographic: Health Insurance Coverage in 2014 - Estimates from the ACS

This infographic highlights the newly-released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) on health insurance coverage in 2014 at the national level and across the states. We draw on the information presented in "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014," a Current Population Report... Read More

MEPS-IC State-Level ESI Trends, 2013-2014

Employer Health Insurance Mostly Stable in First Year Post-ACA, but Some States Show Increased Take-up, Decreased Offer The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released its first state estimates of post-ACA employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) from the Medical Expenditure... Read More

Now Available: 2014 Detailed State and County Level Coverage Estimates from SHADAC

Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here.  This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles. Uninsured Rates by... Read More

2014 ACS Tables: State & County Uninsurance Estimates

The map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2014.  These estimates come from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder (AFF) tool and were released on September 17, 2015. Due to sample size... Read More

Georgia Data Collection Activity

Georgia Data Collection Activity Household Survey Employer Survey Focus Groups 2002 Health Care Insurance and Access Survey: 2002 survey instrument 2002 findings 2002 methods 2008 Household Survey: 2008 survey instrument 2008 findings... 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.