This section of charts shows Alabama healthcare data based on the most recent 2021 data from the Census Bureau which was released in March of 2022 and tracks healthcare in the United States. Figure 1 shows the percentage of people who acquired some form of health coverage insurance during open enrollment. Alabama shows it has a With Coverage of 90.5% which is the second most insured of all the states in the greater Alabama region. The state with the highest health insurance coverage in the group is Kentucky which depicts an insured of 94.4% (only about 4.2% larger). The next chart (Figure 2) shows the change in the percent of people covered from 2019 to 2020 (latest year available) in the percentage of people in the greater Alabama area who had some form of health insurance coverage. the state of depicts it has a Change in Coverage of 0.1% which is the second most of all the states in the local area. The state with the highest change in health insurance coverage in the group is Mississippi which depicts a change in insured of 0.3% (approximately 3.6 times bigger).
In Figure 3 the relative proportions of different types of health insurance coverage benefits are shown (broken down by major categories of public versus private.) Not public insurance includes affordable care act/Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid. Alabama has one of the largest proportions of private health insurance at 37.0% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Mississippi (39.0%), and #1 Kentucky (43.0%) are larger.
Figure 4 shows the proportion of Alabama residents who are covered by more than one health insurance carrier. This occurs when, for instance a person might have Medicare as well as a private health plan. Alabama has the largest proportion of people with one health care insurance policy at 19% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart shows a more detailed view of the types of health insurance held by people in the area including employer provided, direct purchased, Medicare, and public healthcare options (e.g. Medicaid.) Figure 5, it has the largest proportion of employer-based health insurance at 12% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of direct-purchase health insurance at 7% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has the smallest proportion of medicare at 11% of the total.
The next two charts show the percentage of men and women with coverage. First, Figure 6 shows men and it has a With Healthcare Coverage-Men of 89% which is the second most insurance coverage of all the states in the greater Alabama region. The state with the highest men with health care insurance coverage in the group is Kentucky which depicts an insurance coverage of 93% (only about 4.5% larger). In the next chart women are shown for the percentage that are covered by health insurance. Figure 7 shows it has a With Healthcare Coverage-Women of 92% which is the third most insurance coverage of all other states in the greater Alabama region. The state with the highest women with health care insurance coverage in the group is Kentucky which depicts an insurance coverage of 95% (only about 4.1% larger).
The next two charts show the percentage of people who do not have health care insurance. Both charts show the data broken out by household income with Figure 8 showing the percent covered by income group. the state of depicts it has the hightest change in the percentage of people not covered with insurance of 16.6% for the under $25k group. Figure 9 shows the change in the percentage of people who have no insurance from 2019 to 2020. the state of depicts it has the hightest change in the percentage of people not covered with insurance of 8.0% for the $75k to $100k-change grouping.
Figure 10 shows a breakdown of the people in the area who do not have health insurance. Of the people who DO NOT HAVE healthcare coverage, what is the breakdown by race. Alabama has one of the largest proportions of whites without coverage at 29% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger state being Mississippi with 42%. The next chart shows the percentage of children (17 years of age and younger) who do not have health insurance. In Figure 11, it has a Children without Health Insurance of 3.2% which is in the mid point range of other states in the local area. The state with the highest children without health insurance in the group is Mississippi which shows a children without insurance of 5.1% (61.5% larger).
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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