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Health Insurance Coverage of Women, State Estimates

This fact sheet provides state-by-state data on the uninsured rate, as well as rates of private insurance coverage and Medicaid coverage, among women nationally, in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

      Health Insurance Coverage of  Women Ages 18 to 64, by State, 2011-2012
Estimated Number of Women (Thousands) ESI/Other Public* Individual Medicaid Uninsured
Percent Distribution
United States 98,283 61% 7% 12% 19%
Alabama 1,534 65% - 11% 18%
Alaska 221 64% 5% 10% 22%
Arizona 2,010 58% 5% 16% 21%
Arkansas 897 56% 7% 11% 26%
California 12,058 55% 8% 15% 23%
Colorado 1,607 62% 10% 10% 18%
Connecticut 1,143 70% 7% 13% 10%
Delaware 289 66% 5% 17% 12%
District of Columbia 229 59% 9% 23% 9%
Florida 5,987 58% 7% 9% 27%
Georgia 3,186 60% 6% 8% 26%
Hawaii 415 71% 5% 14% 10%
Idaho 461 61% 8% 8% 23%
Illinois 4,012 64% 7% 13% 17%
Indiana 2,012 65% 4% 14% 18%
Iowa 944 65% 10% 13% 12%
Kansas 852 67% 8% 9% 16%
Kentucky 1,385 63% 6% 12% 20%
Louisiana 1,417 56% 5% 12% 27%
Maine 434 62% 6% 20% 12%
Maryland 1,928 69% 6% 9% 16%
Massachusetts 2,142 68% 6% 22% 4%
Michigan 3,073 64% 7% 15% 15%
Minnesota 1,653 70% 7% 13% 10%
Mississippi 904 59% 5% 15% 20%
Missouri 1,849 64% 8% 11% 17%
Montana 299 57% 10% 8% 25%
Nebraska 562 66% 11% 8% 15%
Nevada 846 59% 6% 7% 28%
New Hampshire 425 74% 6% 5% 14%
New Jersey 2,773 66% 5% 10% 18%
New Mexico 633 53% 5% 14% 27%
New York 6,294 60% 6% 20% 14%
North Carolina 3,023 61% 6% 11% 22%
North Dakota 216 70% 12% 7% 11%
Ohio 3,540 64% 7% 13% 16%
Oklahoma 1,147 62% 6% 10% 22%
Oregon 1,240 59% 10% 12% 19%
Pennsylvania 4,078 66% 8% 13% 13%
Rhode Island 337 62% 7% 16% 15%
South Carolina 1,513 62% 5% 12% 20%
South Dakota 246 63% 12% 9% 17%
Tennessee 2,029 61% 7% 15% 17%
Texas 8,095 57% 5% 8% 30%
Utah 826 66% 8% 7% 18%
Vermont 201 61% 7% 23% 9%
Virginia 2,587 70% 7% 7% 17%
Washington 2,189 65% 6% 11% 18%
West Virginia 594 62% 3% - 20%
Wisconsin 1,774 64% 9% 16% 11%
Wyoming 176 62% 8% 9% 21%
* ESI/Other Public category includes: employer-based coverage and other public insurance, such as Medicare and military-related coverage. – Sample size too small.
SOURCE: State-level figures based on Urban Institute and Kaiser Family Foundation estimates of pooled 2012 and 2013 Current Population Surveys.  U.S. Total figures based on 2013 Survey.
Health Insurance Coverage of Low-income Women Ages 18 to 64, by State, 2011-2012
Estimated Number of Women (Thousands) % of Women Who are Low-Income ESI/Other Public* Individual Medicaid Uninsured

Percent Distribution

United States  36,740 37% 29% 8% 27% 36%
Alabama  636 41% 36% - 23% 33%
Alaska  85 38% 37% - 22% 35%
Arizona  811 40% 26% - 32% 37%
Arkansas  412 46% 29% - 21% 43%
California  5,013 42% 24% 8% 29% 38%
Colorado  496 31% 27% 14% 24% 35%
Connecticut  327 29% 35% 9% 34% 22%
Delaware  106 37% 35% - 38% 23%
District of Columbia  79 35% 19% 12% 54% 15%
Florida  2,295 38% 29% 7% 18% 46%
Georgia  1,306 41% 32% 8% 16% 45%
Hawaii  181 44% 49% 6% 28% 17%
Idaho  188 41% 31% - 18% 42%
Illinois  1,421 35% 31% 8% 29% 32%
Indiana  798 40% 32% - 31% 31%
Iowa  296 31% 29% 12% 32% 26%
Kansas  281 33% 33% 10% 22% 35%
Kentucky  571 41% 31% - 24% 37%
Louisiana  641 45% 28% - 23% 44%
Maine  143 33% 25% 7% 46% 22%
Maryland  528 27% 33% 8% 25% 35%
Massachusetts  675 32% 34% - 51% 7%
Michigan  1,104 36% 31% 10% 32% 27%
Minnesota  435 26% 26% 12% 38% 24%
Mississippi  415 46% 31% - 29% 34%
Missouri  667 36% 31% - 26% 35%
Montana  117 39% 29% 11% 17% 43%
Nebraska  169 30% 36% 12% 19% 32%
Nevada  353 42% 33% - 14% 47%
New Hampshire  99 23% 39% - 17% 34%
New Jersey  873 31% 29% - 25% 38%
New Mexico  283 45% 25% - 25% 45%
New York  2,439 39% 29% 8% 40% 24%
North Carolina  1,161 38% 30% - 24% 38%
North Dakota  58 27% 31% 19% 23% 27%
Ohio  1,339 38% 31% 10% 29% 30%
Oklahoma  439 38% 33% - 22% 39%
Oregon  447 36% 24% - 25% 37%
Pennsylvania  1,394 34% 30% 12% 33% 25%
Rhode Island  121 36% 26% - 35% 30%
South Carolina  610 40% 34% - 25% 35%
South Dakota  83 34% 31% 13% 21% 34%
Tennessee  821 40% 30% - 31% 30%
Texas  3,361 42% 27% 5% 17% 52%
Utah  287 35% 39% - 17% 32%
Vermont  59 29% 24% - 49% 17%
Virginia  777 30% 35% 11% 17% 36%
Washington  731 33% 30% 7% 25% 37%
West Virginia  227 38% 30% - 31% 35%
Wisconsin  528 30% 26% - 41% 23%
Wyoming  58 33% 28% 12% 23% 37%
* ESI/Other Public category includes: employer-based coverage and other public insurance, such as Medicare and military-related coverage. – Sample size too small.
Note: Low income is defined as incomes less than 200% of the poverty threshold, which equaled $38,180 for a family of three in 2012.
SOURCE: State-level figures based on Urban Institute and Kaiser Family Foundation estimates of pooled 2012 and 2013 Current Population Surveys. U.S. Total figures based on 2013 Survey.