The State of South Carolina Health Insurance Charts
This section of charts shows South Carolina South Carolina 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. South Carolina depicts it has a With Coverage of 89.5% which is the second smallest when sorted by health insurance coverage of all the other states in the local area. The state with the highest health insurance coverage in the group is District of Columbia which shows an insured of 96.3% (7.6% larger). 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 South Carolina area who had some form of health insurance coverage. the state of depicts it has a Change in Coverage of 0.6% which is the third most change in insured of all other states in the greater South Carolina region. The state with the highest change in health insurance coverage in the group is Florida which depicts a change in insured of 0.8% (34.6% larger).
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. South Carolina has one of the largest proportions of private health insurance at 37.0% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Delaware (38.0%), and #1 West Virginia (46.9%) are larger.
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 one of the largest proportions of medicaid or public coverage at 16% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Georgia (19%), and #1 Florida (19%) are larger.
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 88% which is the second smallest in terms of men with health care insurance coverage of all the other states in the local area. The state with the highest men with health care insurance coverage in the group is District of Columbia which depicts an insurance coverage of 95% (7.9% 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 91% which is the second smallest when sorted by women with health care insurance coverage of all the other states in the metro area. The state with the highest women with health care insurance coverage in the group is District of Columbia which shows an insurance coverage of 97% (7.2% 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 shows it has the hightest change in the percentage of people not covered with insurance of 16.7% for the under $25k grouping. Figure 9 shows the change in the percentage of people who have no insurance from 2018 to 2019. the state of shows it has the hightest change in the percentage of people not covered with insurance of 5.9% for the $75k to $100k-change group.
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. South Carolina has one of the largest proportions of whites without coverage at 27% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Georgia (28%), and #1 District of Columbia (49%) are larger. Second, it has in the middle range of other states in the metro area when sorted by black or african americans without coverage at 15% of the total. 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 4.7% which is less than most other states in the local area. The state with the highest children without health insurance in the group is Georgia which shows a children without insurance of 7.2% (55.5% larger).
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