This section of charts shows Alaska 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. Alaska shows it has a With Coverage of 87.4% which is less than most other states in the greater region. The state with the highest health insurance coverage in the group is Hawaii which depicts an insured of 96.1% (10.0% 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 Alaska area who had some form of health insurance coverage. the state of depicts it has a Change in Coverage of 1.2% which is the most of all states in the greater Alaska region.
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. Alaska has the smallest proportion of private health insurance at 34.2% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of public health insurance at 12.6% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 4 shows the proportion of Alaska 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. Alaska has the largest proportion of people with two or more types of health insurance at 13% 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, has the smallest proportion of employer-based health insurance at 8% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of medicaid or public coverage at 16% of the total and is ranked #1.
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 86% which is less than most other states in the metropolitan area. The state with the highest men with health care insurance coverage in the group is Hawaii which shows an insurance coverage of 96% (11.4% 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 89% which is less than most other states in the greater region. The state with the highest women with health care insurance coverage in the group is Hawaii which shows an insurance coverage of 97% (8.6% 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 16.2% for the $25k to $50k grouping. 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 -3.8% for the over $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. Alaska has the smallest proportion of black or african americans without coverage at 9% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of hispanics without coverage at 8% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger state being Hawaii with 45%. Third, it has the largest proportion of asians without coverage at 30% of the total and is ranked #1. 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 9.5% which is the highest of all states in the greater Alaska region.
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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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