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North Carolina
Coverage1
Employer 50.4%
Individual 7.3%
Uninsured 10.6%
Public 31.8%

North Carolina At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,348
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 21.9%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 55.6%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 88.1%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 96.9%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 97.9%
AFFORDABILITY3
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 16.1%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 24.3%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 27.9%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 71.8%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 20.1%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 8.5%

North Carolina State Resources

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An Updated Brief Examines State Health Compare Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

In light of growing public attention to health care costs and state spending, a number of media outlets have recently published pieces on public health spending per-capita for their state, using the rankings chart provided by SHADAC’s State Health Compare. SHADAC recently updated our brief on estimates of state... Read More

SHADAC Examines Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal in Six States – MACPAC Contractor Report

SHADAC recently conducted an assessment for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) regarding Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes and systems in six study states—Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, New York, and North Carolina. This assessment sheds light on the different... Read More

Assessment and Synthesis of Selected Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal Processes and Systems in Six States

This SHADAC contractor report was produced for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). The purpose of the analysis was to examine Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal practices in six states in light of the Affordable Care Act goals of making the Medicaid program more efficient;... Read More

Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal: North Carolina Case Study Findings

SHADAC produced this case study for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) as part of a contract to examine Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal practices in six states in light of the Affordable Care Act goals of making the Medicaid program more efficient; reducing... Read More

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

Click on a North Carolina 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: North Carolina... Read More

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). 

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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.