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Percent Uninsured

Individuals who lack health insurance are limited in their ability to access the healthcare delivery continuum efficiently. Studies have shown that preventative care, early intervention and access to primary care are critical components of maintaining one’s health. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made significant inroads toward expanding insurance coverage, many individuals still lack health insurance. CHART’s study showed wide variation in the percent of individuals lacking insurance from community to community, ranging from a low of 0.7 percent to a high of 35.6 percent. The median percent uninsured for the 38 zip codes with the poorest health status is 18.7 percent, versus a statewide median of 6.3 percent – or nearly three times greater. See Appendix.

Top five and bottom five zip codes for uninsured
Top five and bottom five zip codes for uninsured line graph