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Employer 55.8%
Individual 12.6%
Uninsured 6.1%
Public 41.7%

Kentucky At-a-Glance

Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2015) 73.7%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2015) 85.6%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2015) 78.2%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 85.6%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2014) 96.2%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2014) 96.4%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 10.1%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 8.3%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2014) 39.1%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2014) 75.6%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 24.9%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2014) 11.4%
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SHADAC Newsletter - January 2017

Announcements SHARE Program Launches Eight New Grants Examining Health Reform at the State Level SHADAC is pleased to announce the launch ofeight new grants awarded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Access Reform Evaluation(SHARE) grant program, which is managed by SHADAC. The... Read More

Study of ACA Implementation in KY

ACA Implementation in KY Study of the Impact of the ACA Implementation in Kentucky SHADAC is conducting a mixed-methods study under contract with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky that will examine how the ACA has been implemented in Kentucky and outcomes of the state’s health reform efforts. The... Read More

On Point: Tracking the ACA in Kentucky

SHADAC has been engaged in a project sponsored by Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to assess the impact of the ACA in Kentucky over time. We are grateful for this opportunity and to be working with the foundation at a time of significant change.  As part of our project work, we produce... Read More

SHADAC Analysis Tracks ACA Impact in Kentucky

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky released a report today evaluating the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in Kentucky. This analysis was conducted by SHADAC with funding from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and evaluates Kentucky’s progress in five areas: coverage, access, cost,... 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

Now Available: 2014 Coverage estimates from the ACS & CPS

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2014 national health insurance coverage statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Current Population Survey (CPS), along with select state-level estimates from the ACS. View the Census report. National Coverage Estimates: ACS & CPS According to... 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.