2017 Annual Disability Statistics Supplement

Health Insurance Coverage

Section 6: Health Insurance Coverage

This section presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States, especially the health insurance coverage of people with disabilities. Specifically, the data address the percentage of people with and without disabilities who have some sort of health insurance coverage as well as the difference in percent health insurance coverage between people with and without disabilities (health insurance coverage gap). This section also presents the type of health insurance coverage possessed by people with disabilities. The principal source of these data is the U.S. Census Bureau, specifically the American Community Survey. Statistics for people with disabilities (disability status) are based on having responded ‘yes’ to a series of questions within the American Community Survey (see the glossary for more details).

Table 6.3 Health Insurance Coverage—Civilians Ages Under 18 Years Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 96.8 95.5 1.3
AL 97.3 97.6 -0.3
AK 95.4 89.8 5.6
AZ 96.1 92.5 3.6
AR 97.6 96.3 1.3
CA 97.8 97.0 0.8
CO 97.1 95.9 1.2
CT 97.7 97.2 0.5
DE 97.7 96.9 0.8
DC 100.0 96.8 3.2
FL 95.7 93.7 2.0
GA 93.9 93.5 0.4
HI 96.3 97.8 -1.5
ID 98.6 95.2 3.4
IL 98.1 97.5 0.6
IN 96.3 94.0 2.3
IA 98.1 97.4 0.7
KS 95.2 95.7 -0.5
KY 98.5 96.7 1.8
LA 98.1 96.9 1.2
ME 98.6 95.2 3.4
MD 97.5 96.6 0.9
MA 99.6 99.1 0.5
MI 97.9 97.1 0.8
MN 95.2 96.7 -1.5
MS 97.8 95.3 2.5
MO 96.5 95.5 1.0
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MT 98.3 95.2 3.1
NE 96.5 94.9 1.6
NV 92.3 93.3 -1.0
NH 93.7 97.5 -3.8
NJ 98.1 96.4 1.7
NM 98.7 94.5 4.2
NY 98.5 97.5 1.0
NC 97.5 95.4 2.1
ND 93.1 92.1 1.0
OH 97.6 96.3 1.3
OK 95.6 92.5 3.1
OR 99.2 96.6 2.6
PA 97.7 95.5 2.2
RI 98.7 98.0 0.7
SC 96.0 96.0 0.0
SD 94.7 95.5 -0.8
TN 96.8 96.5 0.3
TX 93.8 90.7 3.1
UT 91.0 94.3 -3.3
VT 100.0 98.3 1.7
VA 97.6 95.1 2.5
WA 97.5 97.4 0.1
WV 97.1 98.0 -0.9
WI 96.8 96.4 0.4
WY 87.1 91.4 -4.3
PR 98.7 97.0 1.7

Table 6.4 Health Insurance Coverage—Civilians Ages 65 Years and Over Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 99.4 99.1 0.3
AL 99.9 99.3 0.6
AK 99.3 99.0 0.3
AZ 99.7 99.1 0.6
AR 99.8 99.3 0.5
CA 99.2 98.8 0.4
CO 99.3 99.3 0.0
CT 99.5 99.6 -0.1
DE 99.7 98.7 1.0
DC 99.7 99.0 0.7
FL 99.2 98.4 0.8
GA 99.2 98.9 0.3
HI 99.8 99.6 0.2
ID 99.7 98.9 0.8
IL 99.5 99.0 0.5
IN 99.7 99.2 0.5
IA 99.8 99.8 0.0
KS 99.5 99.5 0.0
KY 99.8 99.6 0.2
LA 99.9 99.5 0.4
ME 99.9 99.9 0.0
MD 99.1 99.0 0.1
MA 99.6 99.7 -0.1
MI 99.8 99.7 0.1
MN 99.8 99.8 0.0
MS 99.7 99.6 0.1
MO 99.9 99.6 0.3
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MT 100.0 99.7 0.3
NE 99.7 99.5 0.2
NV 99.2 98.1 1.1
NH 99.9 100.0 -0.1
NJ 99.2 98.5 0.7
NM 99.2 99.2 0.0
NY 99.6 99.0 0.6
NC 99.7 99.4 0.3
ND 99.7 99.8 -0.1
OH 99.6 99.6 0.0
OK 99.5 99.4 0.1
OR 99.1 99.3 -0.2
PA 99.6 99.5 0.1
RI 100.0 99.7 0.3
SC 99.6 99.7 -0.1
SD 100.0 99.8 0.2
TN 99.6 99.5 0.1
TX 98.6 98.0 0.6
UT 99.7 99.0 0.7
VT 100.0 99.8 0.2
VA 99.2 99.2 0.0
WA 99.5 99.3 0.2
WV 100.0 99.8 0.2
WI 99.7 99.7 0.0
WY 99.5 99.3 0.2
PR 99.5 99.0 0.5

Table 6.5 Health Insurance Coverage—Civilians with Disabilities Under 18 Years Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Type of Coverage: 2016

State Coverage (%) No Coverage (%) [1]
Private Public
U.S. 42.4 63.6 3.2
AL 38.6 66.0 2.7
AK 55.4 50.9 4.6
AZ 41.6 65.7 3.9
AR 30.0 74.3 2.4
CA 42.6 63.9 2.2
CO 46.8 56.6 2.9
CT 52.0 53.0 2.3
DE 41.5 67.1 2.3
DC 37.6 66.2 0.0
FL 37.3 64.5 4.3
GA 37.8 62.1 6.1
HI 69.8 36.1 3.7
ID 53.5 64.5 1.4
IL 46.2 58.0 1.9
IN 40.9 66.9 3.7
IA 47.7 67.0 1.9
KS 47.0 59.5 4.8
KY 31.4 76.0 1.5
LA 32.3 73.3 1.9
ME 30.2 79.7 1.4
MD 51.3 54.3 2.5
MA 47.4 64.1 0.4
MI 44.1 65.0 2.1
MN 50.9 58.1 4.8
MS 36.0 70.2 2.2
MO 46.4 56.2 3.5
State Coverage (%) No Coverage (%) [1]
Private Public
MT 42.7 60.1 1.7
NE 47.9 56.4 3.5
NV 43.6 53.6 7.7
NH 46.8 56.2 6.3
NJ 52.5 51.7 1.9
NM 29.0 77.7 1.3
NY 44.7 65.5 1.5
NC 39.5 66.7 2.5
ND 71.0 36.1 6.9
OH 39.3 68.4 2.4
OK 34.9 69.6 4.4
OR 39.6 70.5 0.8
PA 41.8 72.9 2.3
RI 54.4 62.8 1.3
SC 36.7 68.5 4.0
SD 46.2 63.4 5.3
TN 38.5 68.0 3.2
TX 40.3 59.7 6.2
UT 61.6 39.5 9.0
VT 34.5 75.3 0.0
VA 54.6 52.9 2.4
WA 44.8 62.3 2.5
WV 31.7 74.3 2.9
WI 48.5 61.8 3.2
WY 40.6 57.6 12.9
PR 25.4 77.5 1.3

Table 6.6 Health Insurance Coverage—Civilians with Disabilities Ages 65 Years and Over Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Type of Coverage: 2016

State Coverage (%) No Coverage (%) [1]
Private Public
U.S. 56.2 98.2 0.6
AL 58.8 99.0 0.1
AK 53.9 98.7 0.7
AZ 52.0 98.7 0.3
AR 54.0 99.2 0.2
CA 45.1 97.6 0.8
CO 57.5 97.7 0.7
CT 57.2 97.9 0.5
DE 62.1 99.4 0.3
DC 53.9 96.9 0.3
FL 49.7 98.1 0.8
GA 55.5 97.6 0.8
HI 62.0 98.1 0.2
ID 61.3 98.9 0.3
IL 59.1 97.8 0.5
IN 62.4 98.6 0.3
IA 64.6 98.8 0.2
KS 64.4 98.6 0.5
KY 57.7 99.2 0.2
LA 53.2 97.7 0.1
ME 63.6 97.9 0.1
MD 64.5 96.9 0.9
MA 58.7 97.3 0.4
MI 70.7 98.8 0.2
MN 68.0 98.7 0.2
MS 48.5 99.2 0.3
MO 57.2 99.2 0.1
State Coverage (%) No Coverage (%) [1]
Private Public
MT 58.1 99.1 0.0
NE 63.5 99.0 0.3
NV 50.8 97.0 0.8
NH 64.1 98.4 0.1
NJ 57.7 98.0 0.8
NM 49.8 97.7 0.8
NY 52.2 98.3 0.4
NC 58.6 99.0 0.3
ND 73.8 98.5 0.3
OH 58.4 98.3 0.4
OK 59.0 98.3 0.5
OR 60.2 98.0 0.9
PA 64.8 98.4 0.4
RI 56.8 98.5 0.0
SC 58.5 98.8 0.4
SD 60.2 99.0 0.0
TN 53.7 98.8 0.4
TX 50.1 97.2 1.4
UT 61.4 98.7 0.3
VT 58.9 98.6 0.0
VA 65.6 97.6 0.8
WA 62.6 98.2 0.5
WV 58.9 99.7 0.0
WI 62.4 98.9 0.3
WY 65.6 98.3 0.5
PR 24.8 98.1 0.5

Table 6.7 Health Insurance Coverage—White Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 95.7 94.0 1.6
AL 94.4 92.4 1.9
AK 89.2 89.6 -0.4
AZ 97.2 94.1 3.1
AR 95.7 92.8 2.9
CA 97.9 96.0 1.8
CO 96.7 94.8 1.9
CT 97.7 97.1 0.6
DE 98.0 95.6 2.4
DC 98.2 98.7 -0.4
FL 94.2 90.5 3.7
GA 91.2 90.2 1.0
HI 98.6 96.5 2.1
ID 93.5 91.6 2.0
IL 97.5 95.9 1.6
IN 95.4 92.6 2.8
IA 97.8 96.6 1.2
KS 94.4 93.9 0.5
KY 97.6 95.0 2.6
LA 94.3 91.8 2.5
ME 95.7 91.8 3.9
MD 97.5 96.3 1.1
MA 98.4 98.1 0.4
MI 97.2 95.1 2.1
MN 97.7 97.0 0.8
MS 92.8 89.8 3.0
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 93.5 91.9 1.6
MT 94.1 92.9 1.2
NE 93.9 93.7 0.1
NV 94.9 93.1 1.8
NH 95.5 93.6 1.9
NJ 97.9 96.3 1.6
NM 98.7 94.7 4.0
NY 97.7 96.2 1.5
NC 93.0 92.5 0.6
ND 97.6 94.2 3.4
OH 96.8 94.7 2.1
OK 91.4 90.0 1.4
OR 96.8 95.0 1.8
PA 96.9 94.9 2.1
RI 99.0 96.9 2.1
SC 93.7 91.8 1.9
SD 93.3 94.8 -1.5
TN 93.1 92.6 0.5
TX 92.7 90.3 2.4
UT 93.9 94.0 -0.1
VT 97.7 96.4 1.3
VA 94.3 93.7 0.6
WA 97.4 95.8 1.6
WV 97.6 94.8 2.8
WI 97.2 95.9 1.3
WY 88.8 90.5 -1.7

Table 6.8 Health Insurance Coverage—Black Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 93.9 89.8 4.1
AL 92.4 88.3 4.1
AK 100.0 90.2 9.8
AZ 96.2 91.4 4.8
AR 97.4 92.9 4.4
CA 96.7 93.8 2.9
CO 100.0 93.2 6.8
CT 97.1 94.0 3.1
DE 97.9 92.9 5.0
DC 98.0 95.3 2.7
FL 90.6 85.4 5.3
GA 91.4 86.5 4.9
HI 100.0 90.7 9.3
ID 100.0 89.4 10.6
IL 95.4 92.9 2.5
IN 94.9 90.7 4.2
IA 97.1 93.6 3.5
KS 87.4 83.0 4.4
KY 96.0 94.5 1.5
LA 92.8 87.9 4.9
ME 100.0 85.0 15.0
MD 96.3 93.9 2.4
MA 98.1 95.5 2.5
MI 96.9 92.8 4.1
MN 95.9 92.8 3.1
MS 92.3 85.5 6.8
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 90.7 88.7 2.1
MT 100.0 96.8 3.2
NE 85.7 80.9 4.8
NV 92.6 91.2 1.4
NH 72.2 84.3 -12.1
NJ 95.5 91.3 4.1
NM 97.3 92.0 5.4
NY 96.7 92.8 4.0
NC 92.3 88.5 3.8
ND 93.8 70.2 23.5
OH 95.8 92.9 2.9
OK 86.2 83.8 2.4
OR 96.1 93.5 2.6
PA 94.7 92.5 2.2
RI 98.4 93.7 4.7
SC 92.6 89.1 3.5
SD 100.0 79.5 20.5
TN 92.7 89.5 3.2
TX 91.5 85.4 6.1
UT 97.2 92.4 4.8
VT 100.0 77.3 22.7
VA 93.8 90.1 3.7
WA 98.8 92.6 6.2
WV 89.3 89.9 -0.6
WI 95.9 91.7 4.2
WY 100.0 99.4 0.6

Table 6.9 Health Insurance Coverage—Asian Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 94.9 93.3 1.7
AL 92.3 89.2 3.0
AK 91.0 78.2 12.8
AZ 94.2 92.2 2.0
AR 93.0 92.1 0.9
CA 97.1 95.1 2.0
CO 99.2 93.2 6.1
CT 92.2 94.2 -2.0
DE 88.9 95.5 -6.6
DC 100.0 97.8 2.2
FL 88.9 88.8 0.1
GA 87.8 88.4 -0.6
HI 97.6 97.1 0.5
ID 57.1 89.6 -32.6
IL 95.4 93.3 2.1
IN 98.4 93.5 4.9
IA 91.3 96.2 -4.8
KS 89.7 91.9 -2.2
KY 92.6 92.4 0.2
LA 89.9 88.7 1.3
ME 100.0 96.6 3.4
MD 92.6 94.8 -2.2
MA 95.2 97.0 -1.8
MI 95.0 93.1 2.0
MN 95.6 96.4 -0.9
MS 100.0 89.4 10.6
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 91.0 91.5 -0.6
MT 50.8 91.1 -40.2
NE 97.4 93.3 4.1
NV 93.5 92.2 1.3
NH 88.7 93.2 -4.4
NJ 93.5 93.3 0.2
NM 100.0 96.5 3.5
NY 96.3 91.4 4.9
NC 94.9 89.7 5.2
ND 100.0 98.6 1.4
OH 97.4 95.5 1.9
OK 75.8 92.8 -17.0
OR 90.4 94.9 -4.5
PA 95.4 93.7 1.7
RI 100.0 96.0 4.0
SC 97.2 88.4 8.8
SD 100.0 94.4 5.6
TN 86.5 90.6 -4.1
TX 89.1 89.0 0.1
UT 87.5 92.9 -5.5
VT 97.9
VA 93.0 91.7 1.3
WA 96.2 95.4 0.8
WV 100.0 92.1 7.9
WI 91.3 93.3 -2.0
WY 100.0 94.0 6.0

Table 6.9 Health Insurance Coverage—Other Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 92.3 89.9 2.3
AL 86.5 90.6 -4.1
AK 86.0 74.2 11.9
AZ 90.0 83.3 6.8
AR 95.8 86.6 9.2
CA 96.9 94.2 2.7
CO 93.4 92.7 0.7
CT 94.0 92.3 1.6
DE 94.9 91.6 3.3
DC 100.0 93.3 6.7
FL 91.0 85.4 5.6
GA 91.6 90.8 0.8
HI 95.9 96.2 -0.3
ID 81.9 87.7 -5.8
IL 95.6 93.8 1.8
IN 93.7 91.9 1.8
IA 94.7 95.2 -0.5
KS 89.7 91.3 -1.6
KY 98.2 97.4 0.8
LA 91.5 88.2 3.3
ME 94.2 88.7 5.5
MD 96.3 95.4 0.8
MA 96.9 96.3 0.6
MI 96.3 94.0 2.2
MN 90.9 90.6 0.3
MS 77.4 81.7 -4.4
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 88.9 89.4 -0.4
MT 94.7 78.4 16.3
NE 86.2 85.7 0.5
NV 97.0 89.4 7.6
NH 100.0 94.0 6.0
NJ 95.6 92.9 2.7
NM 92.8 78.7 14.1
NY 95.2 93.2 2.0
NC 92.2 88.1 4.2
ND 93.3 74.9 18.5
OH 93.1 94.4 -1.3
OK 84.7 76.0 8.7
OR 91.9 93.4 -1.5
PA 95.0 93.0 2.0
RI 100.0 93.7 6.3
SC 90.3 90.8 -0.5
SD 80.3 72.2 8.0
TN 93.7 92.3 1.4
TX 87.9 88.9 -0.9
UT 80.5 87.8 -7.4
VT 100.0 96.1 3.9
VA 92.5 91.2 1.3
WA 94.3 92.0 2.3
WV 98.0 96.1 1.9
WI 90.0 90.5 -0.5
WY 63.5 78.4 -14.9

Table 6.10 Health Insurance Coverage—Hispanic Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 89.8 81.3 8.5
AL 78.6 72.7 5.9
AK 90.6 85.7 4.8
AZ 91.6 81.7 9.9
AR 80.0 76.5 3.5
CA 93.1 87.3 5.8
CO 90.5 82.9 7.6
CT 92.2 87.3 4.9
DE 81.3 84.7 -3.4
DC 98.5 88.0 10.5
FL 91.3 79.5 11.8
GA 78.2 66.9 11.3
HI 98.8 94.8 4.1
ID 83.7 75.6 8.1
IL 91.4 83.9 7.6
IN 87.0 79.6 7.4
IA 75.2 86.8 -11.6
KS 74.8 80.5 -5.7
KY 88.0 78.2 9.8
LA 86.6 67.7 18.9
ME 90.3 83.9 6.3
MD 88.2 78.1 10.2
MA 97.3 95.0 2.3
MI 90.1 87.5 2.6
MN 89.7 81.1 8.6
MS 88.4 71.2 17.2
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 83.9 77.6 6.3
MT 80.9 85.3 -4.4
NE 72.3 77.8 -5.5
NV 86.0 78.7 7.3
NH 96.4 92.0 4.3
NJ 91.3 79.6 11.7
NM 96.1 88.5 7.5
NY 96.0 87.5 8.5
NC 81.9 70.0 11.8
ND 65.5 73.2 -7.7
OH 90.9 84.7 6.2
OK 72.4 73.5 -1.1
OR 88.6 85.1 3.5
PA 94.0 84.8 9.1
RI 93.8 88.9 4.9
SC 78.1 69.1 9.0
SD 92.7 83.0 9.7
TN 75.8 68.0 7.8
TX 83.7 72.7 11.0
UT 78.6 78.2 0.5
VT 95.9 100.0 -4.1
VA 87.2 73.4 13.8
WA 87.4 83.1 4.3
WV 86.0 88.5 -2.5
WI 89.6 83.7 5.9
WY 90.7 82.5 8.2

Table 6.11 Health Insurance Coverage—Male Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 93.9 89.9 4.0
AL 92.6 89.4 3.2
AK 86.9 84.9 2.0
AZ 94.9 87.9 7.0
AR 94.8 90.2 4.6
CA 95.6 91.1 4.5
CO 95.3 90.8 4.5
CT 96.0 94.3 1.7
DE 94.8 92.3 2.5
DC 97.7 94.7 3.0
FL 92.4 85.2 7.2
GA 89.8 85.6 4.2
HI 97.3 96.0 1.3
ID 92.1 89.0 3.2
IL 95.8 92.1 3.7
IN 94.6 90.7 3.9
IA 95.8 95.1 0.6
KS 92.1 90.7 1.5
KY 96.8 93.2 3.6
LA 93.2 87.4 5.8
ME 94.4 90.0 4.4
MD 95.5 92.5 3.0
MA 97.5 96.7 0.7
MI 96.4 93.3 3.1
MN 96.8 95.0 1.7
MS 91.5 86.4 5.1
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 91.9 90.2 1.7
MT 93.5 89.9 3.6
NE 91.1 90.3 0.8
NV 91.8 87.2 4.6
NH 95.8 92.8 3.0
NJ 95.9 90.6 5.3
NM 96.3 88.4 7.8
NY 96.4 92.2 4.2
NC 91.4 87.9 3.5
ND 95.3 90.8 4.5
OH 95.6 93.1 2.5
OK 87.3 84.8 2.4
OR 95.5 92.6 3.0
PA 95.7 92.8 2.8
RI 98.0 93.9 4.1
SC 91.7 88.2 3.4
SD 88.2 90.4 -2.2
TN 91.6 89.0 2.6
TX 89.5 81.8 7.7
UT 90.7 90.6 0.1
VT 97.1 95.1 1.9
VA 93.0 90.1 2.9
WA 95.6 92.7 2.9
WV 96.4 93.0 3.4
WI 96.2 93.9 2.3
WY 86.9 88.1 -1.2

Table 6.12 Health Insurance Coverage—Female Civilians with Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016

State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
U.S. 95.2 92.0 3.2
AL 94.1 91.3 2.8
AK 90.7 85.4 5.4
AZ 95.9 90.6 5.3
AR 96.1 92.4 3.6
CA 96.8 93.3 3.5
CO 96.1 93.2 2.9
CT 97.3 95.5 1.7
DE 98.3 95.3 3.0
DC 98.4 96.8 1.6
FL 93.7 88.0 5.7
GA 91.3 87.6 3.7
HI 97.9 96.7 1.2
ID 92.5 89.6 2.9
IL 97.0 94.1 2.9
IN 95.5 92.3 3.2
IA 98.2 96.6 1.6
KS 92.6 92.3 0.4
KY 97.7 95.4 2.3
LA 93.6 90.8 2.8
ME 96.7 93.1 3.7
MD 97.2 94.6 2.6
MA 98.7 98.1 0.6
MI 97.2 95.3 2.0
MN 97.2 96.2 1.0
MS 93.0 88.5 4.5
State Coverage (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability
MO 93.6 91.5 2.1
MT 93.7 92.8 0.9
NE 93.2 91.9 1.3
NV 94.3 89.4 4.8
NH 95.0 94.2 0.8
NJ 96.5 93.1 3.4
NM 97.5 91.4 6.0
NY 97.7 94.8 2.9
NC 93.2 90.3 2.9
ND 97.9 92.0 5.9
OH 97.2 95.1 2.0
OK 90.4 86.6 3.7
OR 95.9 94.4 1.5
PA 97.1 94.8 2.3
RI 98.5 96.8 1.7
SC 94.1 90.9 3.3
SD 95.6 93.2 2.3
TN 93.6 92.0 1.6
TX 89.6 83.3 6.3
UT 92.6 92.3 0.3
VT 98.4 97.4 1.0
VA 94.5 91.6 2.8
WA 97.0 94.8 2.3
WV 98.2 96.1 2.1
WI 96.6 95.3 1.3
WY 89.2 90.5 -1.3