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Pennsylvania
Coverage1
Employer 60.5%
Individual 16.2%
Uninsured 6.3%
Public 34.6%

Pennsylvania At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2015) 74.3%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2015) 86%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2015) 79.2%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 92.0%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2014) 98.2%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2014) 98.2%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 6.4%
Needed but Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 4.7%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2014) 24.1%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2014) 80.3%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 20.3%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2014) 7.9%

Pennsylvania State Resources

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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

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

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State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance: 2013

This report examines state-level trends in employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) and the factors that influence ESI. Download the report. Most nonelderly Americans who have health insurance coverage obtain it through an employer, whether through their own employer or through the employer of a family member to whom... Read More

Relative Affordability of Health Insurance Premiums under CHIP Expansion Programs and the ACA

Gresenz, C., Laugesen, M., Yesus, A., & Escarce J. 2011. "Relative Affordability of Health Insurance Premiums under CHIP Expansion Programs and the ACA." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36(5): 859-877.

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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.