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Iowa
Coverage1
Employer 58.4%
Individual 6.8%
Uninsured 4.3%
Public 30.4%

Iowa At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,128
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 22.1%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 50.2%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 50%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 96.3%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 97.6%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 5.3%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 3.1%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 36.3%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 71.4%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 19.4%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 8.9%
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Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers: Implementation Experiences

This report summarizes SHADAC's analysis of how four states implemented Section 1115 Medicaid expansion wiavers. These states--Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan--are among eight that have expanded their Medicaid programs through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act rather than through the expansion option... Read More

SHADAC Examines the Implementation of Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers: MACPAC Report

A SHADAC analysis of how four states implemented Section 1115 Medicaid expansion waivers is now available. These states—Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan—are among eight that have expanded their Medicaid programs through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act rather than through the expansion option... Read More

Iowa: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on an Iowa Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.      2013-2015 Change in Uninsured by Congressional District: Iowa - 4 Districts... Read More

How Do Section 1115 Medicaid Expansions Compare with Traditional Expansions? Considerations for Kentucky

The upcoming administration has indicated that it will be looking for ways to give states greater flexibility in how they design their Medicaid programs. One way to achieve this flexibility is through the use of Section 1115 demonstration waivers, through which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)... Read More

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

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    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.