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Employer 54.3%
Individual 6.1%
Uninsured 5.5%
Public 34.1%

Pennsylvania At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,522
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 23.7%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 43.1%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 89.9%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 97.2%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 97.4%
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 10.4%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 21.3%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 20.3%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 77.4%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 20.7%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 8.4%

Pennsylvania State Resources

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Health Insurance Coverage: Uninsurance by Metro Areas in 2017 (Interactive)

An estimated 8.7% of the U.S. population remains without health insurance coverage, even in a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) landscape. Data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) show that many of the remaining uninsured are clustered in metropolitan areas—identified as metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs... Read More

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

Click on an Pennsylvania 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: Pennsylvania - 18... 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). 

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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    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.