Health Insurance Coverage Trends, 2010-17

Click a state to view a breakdown of coverage characteristics, or view overall trends by type of coverage across the U.S.




US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table Numbers S2701, S2702, S2703, S2704, B27004, B27005, B27006, B27007, B27008, B27009


Uninsured: a person who lacks health insurance coverage

Employer-Based: health insurance coverage provided through an employer or union

Direct-Purchase: health insurance coverage purchased directly from an insurance company by an individual or family member

Medicare: health insurance coverage through the Medicare program for people 65 and older, or people with certain disabilities

Medicaid: health insurance coverage through Medicaid or any kind of government-assistance plan for those with low income or a disability

TRICARE/Military: health insurance coverage through the TRICARE program or other military health care, usually only for active-duty military personnel

VA: health insurance coverage through the Department of Veterans Affairs


Percentage coverage may not sum to 100% because individuals within a state can be covered through multiple types of insurance.