The State of Massachusetts Health Insurance Charts
This section of charts shows Massachusetts Massachusetts healthcare data based on the most recent 2019 data from the Census Bureau which was released in December of 2020 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. Massachusetts depicts it has a With Coverage of 97.3% which is the most of all states in the greater Massachusetts region. The next chart (Figure 2) shows the change in the percent of people covered from 2018 to 2019 (latest year available) in the percentage of people in the greater Massachusetts area who had some form of health insurance coverage. the state of shows it has a Change in Coverage of 0.1% which is the second smallest when ranked by change in health insurance coverage of all the other states in the greater region. The state with the highest change in health insurance coverage in the group is Rhode Island which depicts a change in insured of 0.8% ( considerably 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. Massachusetts has the smallest proportion of public health insurance at 2.7% of the total.
Figure 4 shows the proportion of Massachusetts Massachusetts 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. Massachusetts has the smallest proportion of people with two or more types of health insurance at 3% of the total.
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 medicaid or public coverage at 4% 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 97% which is the largest of all states in the metro area. 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 98% which is ranked #1 of all states in the greater Massachusetts region.
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 shows it has the hightest change in the percentage of people not covered with insurance of 4.3% for the $25k to $50k category. Figure 9 shows the change in the percentage of people who have no insurance from 2018 to 2019. the state of depicts it has the hightest change in the percentage of people not covered with insurance of 5.6% for the $75k to $100k-change category.
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. Massachusetts has the largest proportion of whites without coverage at 11% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of black or african americans without coverage at 21% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Rhode Island (32%), and #1 Connecticut (34%) are larger. Third, it has the largest proportion of hispanics without coverage at 7% 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 1.3% which is the second smallest when ranked by children without health insurance of all the other states in the local area. The state with the highest children without health insurance in the group is Maine which depicts a children without insurance of 5.2% (approximately 4.0 times bigger).
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
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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