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Washington
Coverage1
Employer 55.6%
Individual 6.1%
Uninsured 6.0%
Public 32.3%

Washington At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
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%
ACCESS TO CARE3
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%
AFFORDABILITY3
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%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
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

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SHADAC Resource on Required Evaluation Plans for DSRIP/Delivery System Reforms through 1115 Waivers

Introduction SHADAC researchers have extensive experience providing technical assistance to states on payment and delivery system reform, often supporting the evaluation and monitoring of these activities. Recently, we have been working with a subset of states pursuing innovative policies under the Medicaid 1115... Read More

Register Now - Webinar on Supporting Payment and Delivery System Reform through Multipayer Quality Measure Alignment

Date: June 24, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Register Now. The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) will host a webinar on multipayer quality measure alignment as a strategy for supporting health care payment and delivery system reform. The webinar... Read More

Supporting Payment and Delivery System Reform through Multipayer Quality Measure Alignment: Lessons from State Innovation Models (Webinar)

Date: June 24, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) hosted a webinar on June 24, 2019, on multipayer quality measure alignment as a strategy for supporting health care payment and delivery system reform. The... Read More

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

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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.