Our report on healthcare insurance coverage in Pennsylvania has been updated with data for the year 2016. Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE), our report identifies statewide and county-level trends in health insurance coverage by age, sex, and income.
This year’s report shows that overall, the uninsured rate fell from 7.6 percent to 6.8 percent of Pennsylvanians. The greatest decreases from 2015 to 2016 occurred for those with incomes at 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level or below (down from14.0 percent to 12.0 percent) and those age 18 to 39 years (down from 11.6 percent to 10.0 percent).
Lancaster County had the highest uninsured rate overall in 2016 at 10.7 percent and for children under 18 years of age (12.1%) and women (10.7%). Philadelphia County had the second-highest uninsured rate overall at 9.7 percent and had the highest rates for men (11.2%) and persons age 18 to 39 years (14.2%).
Click here to read more in our updated report, Healthcare in Pennsylvania.
Click here to explore our updated Healthcare in Pennsylvania dashboard to explore county level trends.