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Kentucky
Coverage1
Employer 49.5%
Individual 4.6%
Uninsured 5.4%
Public 40.5%

Kentucky At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,101
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 23.8%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 59.7%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 89.7%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 94.9%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 97.5%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 6.5%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 4.9%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 37.6%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 78.7%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 25.5%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 12.4%
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Affordable Care Act Impact in Kentucky: Increasing Access, Reducing Disparities

Blewett, LA, Planalp, C, & Alarcon, G. (2018)."Affordable Care Act Impact in Kentucky: Increasing Access, Reducing Disparities." American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304413

SHADAC Research in American Journal of Public Health: ACA Led to Increased Health Insurance Access, Reduced Disparities in Kentucky

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) has just released a SHADAC-authored article, “Affordable Care Act in Kentucky: Increasing Access, Reducing Disparities.” The piece was co-authored by SHADAC Director Lynn A. Blewett along with SHADAC researchers Colin Planalp and Giovann Alarcón. The authors used data from... Read More

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

Click on a Kentucky 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: Kentucky - 6 Districts... Read More

Kentucky Health Insurance Coverage: 2014 Estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) (Infographic): Study of the Impact of the ACA Implementation in KY

Kentucky Health Insurance Coverage: 2014 Estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) (Infographic): September 2015 Access a PDF of this infographic here. 

Issue Brief: ACA Improves Health Insurance Coverage for Kentucky Children: Study of the Impact of the ACA Implementation in KY

Issue Brief: ACA Improves Health Insurance Coverage for Kentucky Children: October 2015 Access a PDF of this brief here. 

Special Issue Brief - Section 1115 Waivers and ACA Medicaid Expansions: Study of the Impact of the ACA Implementation in KY

Special Issue Brief: Section 1115 Waivers and ACA Medicaid Expansions: A Review of Policies and Evidence from Five States: May 2016 Access a PDF of this brief here. 

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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.