• to
Search By Category

State Profiles > Washington

Employer 55.6%
Individual 6.1%
Uninsured 6.0%
Public 32.3%

Washington At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,495
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 13.9%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 44.4%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 85.0%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 95.7%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 95.8%
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 11.2%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 17.4%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 30.3%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 66.3%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 17.4%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 6.7%

Washington State Resources

Click the links below for printable handouts on coverage in your state

New SHADAC Issue Brief "Aligning Quality Measures across Payers: Lessons from State Innovation Models"

Currently, an increasing number of states are undertaking payment and delivery system reform, shifting away from fee-for-service reimbursement models that reward quantity and moving toward alternative payment models that reward value. A new issue brief from SHADAC researcher Colin Planalp examines the work of... Read More

New SHADAC Issue Brief Highlights Lessons Learned from SIM States Working to Align Quality Measures

In an effort to improve quality and contain the growing cost of health care, states are increasingly undertaking a shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement models that reward quantity and moving toward alternative payment models that reward value.  Many of the states leading the way in payment and... Read More

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

Click on a Washington 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: Washington - 10... 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

Now Available: 2014 Coverage estimates from the ACS & CPS

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2014 national health insurance coverage statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Current Population Survey (CPS), along with select state-level estimates from the ACS. View the Census report. National Coverage Estimates: ACS & CPS According to... 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

Show more results

    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.