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Tennessee
Coverage1
Employer 50.9%
Individual 6.0%
Uninsured 9.4%
Public 33.7%

Tennessee At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,006
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 23.8%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 63.3%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 88.0%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 96.5%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 96.6%
AFFORDABILITY3
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 15.0%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 21.5%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 32.7%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 72.4%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 20.1%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 9.0%

Tennessee State Resources

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Using 1115 Waivers to Fund State Uncompensated Care Pools

Definitions Uncompensated Care:[vii] Care for the uninsured or underinsured delivered in hospitals that is not fully reimbursed. Costs associated with uncompensated care include charity care when patients do not have the ability to pay, and/or bad debt from unpaid bills, and/or... Read More

A Deeper Dive on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance: Costs in Five States in Comparison with the United States (Infographics)

High health care costs have increasingly been a concern across the United States. Though presidential candidates have recently put forth proposals for changing the role of private insurance within the health care system, recent polls suggest that American consumers would rather hear about plans to lower the rising... Read More

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

Click on a Tennessee 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: Tennessee - 9... 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

MEPS-IC State-Level ESI Trends, 2013-2014

Employer Health Insurance Mostly Stable in First Year Post-ACA, but Some States Show Increased Take-up, Decreased Offer The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released its first state estimates of post-ACA employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) from the Medical Expenditure... Read More

Now Available: 2014 Detailed State and County Level Coverage Estimates from SHADAC

Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here.  This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles. Uninsured Rates by... 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.