The Rate of the Uninsured Dropped to 5.3% in 2022

The uninsured rate in Pennsylvania dropped to 5.3% in 2022, down from 5.5% in 2021, according to new data from the Census Bureau. Only 10 states had lower uninsured rates in 2022 – Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Twenty-seven states had a higher percentage of people with health insurance coverage in 2022 than in 2021 according to American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. In terms of uninsured rates, or the rate of people without health insurance, Maine was the only state where the uninsured rate increased (up to 6.6% in 2022, from 5.7%). Between 2021 and 2022, the rate of public coverage increased in Pennsylvania and 12 other states (Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Virginia) and decreased in one (Rhode Island). Oklahoma had one of the highest increases in public coverage (up 2.3 percentage points) from 2021 to 2022.