Uninsured

Definition: Percent of adults who currently have no medical insurance.

Importance
Health insurance coverage helps patients get into the health care system. Uninsured people are less likely to receive medical care, more likely to die early and more likely to have poor health status.

Where We Are
In 2012, 15% of adults in Douglas County under the age of 65 years reported not having health insurance. Douglas County had an uninsured rate higher than the State of Kansas and lower than the U.S. in 2013.

Health Disparities
Among adults in Douglas County in 2013:
  • Those with some college education or college degree were less likely to lack health care coverage.
Healthy People 2020 Goal
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Additional Information
About 7,000 people will remain uninsured in Douglas County even after federal health care reform in 2014.
Uninsured Trend Analysis
Uninsured Disparity Analysis