Monday, March 30, 2015

The Affordable Care Act Having Little Effect on PA's Uninsured in 2013

This post is a Cross-Post with healthcare4allPA.org.  
trends PA SAHIE The Census Bureau has released the 2013 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for all counties and states in the US. The trend for the Pennsylvania and the US from 2006-2013 can be seen above. The US rate has decreased from a high of 17.7% in 2010 to 16.8% in 2013. Likewise the PA rate has decreased from a high of 12.1% in 2010 to 11.6% in 2013. The last quarter of 2013 was when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went fully into effect. The 10 counties with the highest rates in the state are given below. Since 2009, Philadelphia County had the highest rate in the state but in 2013 Sullivan county had a 2.4% increase in the 2013 (outside it's margin of error) rate and replaced Philly as the top rate in PA. Philadelphia County had an increase of 0.7% in 2013 which was exactly at its margin of error. The top 10 for 2012 are shown below as well as the trend for the state and its 67 counties.

county % Uninsured 2013 MOE Uninsured 13 (+/- %)
1 Sullivan 17.10 1.60
2 Philadelphia 16.50 .70
3 Forest 15.00 1.60
4 Susquehanna 14.20 1.20
5 Juniata 14.10 1.30
6 Snyder 14.10 1.30
7 Lancaster 14.00 .90
8 Monroe 14.00 1.10
9 Potter 14.00 1.30
10 Clinton 13.70 1.30
 

county % Uninsured 2012 MOE Uninsured 12 (+/- %)
1 Philadelphia 15.80 .70
2 Sullivan 14.70 1.40
3 Lancaster 14.50 .90
4 Susquehanna 14.40 1.20
5 Mifflin 14.30 1.30
6 Forest 14.20 1.50
7 Juniata 14.10 1.30
8 Crawford 13.80 1.10
9 Bedford 13.70 1.10
10 Indiana 13.60 1.20
 
County % Uninsured2008 % Uninsured2009 % Uninsured2010 % Uninsured2011 % Uninsured2012 % Uninsured2013
Pennsylvania 10.60 11.70 12.10 12.00 11.70 11.60
Adams 11.60 12.40 12.40 12.50 12.30 12.40
Allegheny 9.10 10.40 10.40 10.30 10.20 9.80
Armstrong 12.20 11.80 12.10 12.10 11.30 11.80
Beaver 9.70 9.90 10.20 10.90 10.10 9.80
Bedford 12.80 12.80 14.40 14.30 13.70 12.70
Berks 10.40 12.40 12.40 12.70 13.10 12.30
Blair 10.30 11.80 12.20 11.20 11.20 10.90
Bradford 11.60 12.90 13.80 13.40 13.10 12.80
Bucks 7.60 8.00 8.80 8.70 8.70 8.50
Butler 8.70 9.80 9.70 9.60 9.10 8.60
Cambria 11.10 12.10 12.00 11.20 10.60 10.40
Cameron 12.50 13.00 13.10 12.40 11.80 11.90
Carbon 11.60 11.90 13.40 12.40 12.20 12.20
Centre 10.60 11.20 12.60 11.80 12.00 11.60
Chester 7.90 8.50 9.50 9.50 8.80 8.80
Clarion 12.70 13.60 13.80 13.50 12.40 12.10
Clearfield 12.60 13.50 13.20 12.70 11.80 12.70
Clinton 11.50 12.60 13.40 13.80 11.90 13.70
Columbia 11.30 11.90 12.00 11.90 10.20 11.10
Crawford 13.20 14.10 14.60 14.80 13.80 13.70
Cumberland 9.30 9.90 9.70 9.70 9.70 9.60
Dauphin 10.20 11.80 11.70 11.70 11.60 12.00
Delaware 9.10 10.00 10.90 10.20 10.60 10.60
Elk 9.90 10.70 10.80 11.30 10.30 9.60
Erie 11.00 11.30 11.90 12.50 10.60 10.90
Fayette 12.10 13.80 13.50 13.30 12.80 12.50
Forest 13.40 15.10 14.20 13.90 14.20 15.00
Franklin 12.80 13.80 14.00 14.60 13.20 13.50
Fulton 12.90 13.30 13.30 12.90 12.60 12.30
Greene 10.90 13.10 11.30 11.10 10.10 10.10
Huntingdon 12.80 15.30 12.30 12.70 11.50 11.80
Indiana 12.00 13.70 13.90 12.50 13.60 13.40
Jefferson 12.10 12.70 14.20 13.90 13.00 13.00
Juniata 13.60 14.30 15.60 14.40 14.10 14.10
Lackawanna 10.20 11.10 12.60 12.20 11.80 11.10
Lancaster 13.20 13.90 14.40 14.20 14.50 14.00
Lawrence 12.10 11.90 12.70 12.30 11.70 11.10
Lebanon 11.60 11.70 12.10 11.10 12.30 12.60
Lehigh 11.60 12.00 12.80 13.30 13.60 13.00
Luzerne 10.40 11.40 12.90 12.50 12.70 12.50
Lycoming 10.70 12.40 12.60 13.50 11.50 11.30
McKean 10.30 12.90 12.40 11.90 11.90 11.40
Mercer 10.70 11.90 12.10 12.00 10.70 11.50
Mifflin 12.90 14.50 15.80 14.90 14.30 13.50
Monroe 12.20 12.50 13.40 14.40 13.50 14.00
Montgomery 7.30 8.00 8.10 8.40 8.00 8.30
Montour 7.90 10.00 10.00 10.50 8.90 9.00
Northampton 9.80 11.40 11.10 11.10 11.20 11.30
Northumberland 12.10 13.30 13.30 13.00 12.90 12.40
Perry 12.90 12.10 14.20 14.40 12.80 13.00
Philadelphia 13.80 16.30 16.50 16.30 15.80 16.50
Pike 12.40 11.50 13.60 13.10 13.60 12.90
Potter 11.30 13.10 14.40 13.70 12.70 14.00
Schuylkill 10.70 12.10 12.00 12.30 12.30 11.90
Snyder 12.40 15.10 14.00 14.90 13.30 14.10
Somerset 13.30 14.10 15.00 13.90 12.80 13.40
Sullivan 15.60 14.80 15.90 14.30 14.70 17.10
Susquehanna 12.70 13.40 14.80 14.00 14.40 14.20
Tioga 12.70 14.70 14.70 14.20 13.40 12.50
Union 13.70 16.70 13.70 12.30 12.00 12.20
Venango 10.90 12.40 12.90 12.30 12.10 12.10
Warren 10.00 11.90 12.40 12.70 12.10 11.70
Washington 10.70 10.10 10.70 10.70 9.60 9.60
Wayne 13.20 13.20 14.80 13.50 12.90 13.10
Westmoreland 9.90 10.10 10.50 10.20 9.60 9.30
Wyoming 11.00 11.30 11.30 11.80 11.90 11.50
York 10.30 10.20 11.10 11.70 10.90 10.90
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