Health Insurance data added (7/22/2013)

Health Insurance: The percent of Minnesotans without health insurance has increased significantly over the last decade - about 10 percent of Minnesotans under age 65 were uninsured in 2011. Lacking health insurance is associated with poor health outcomes for several common diseases and conditions, such as asthma, cancer, and stroke.

In addition, significant disparities in health insurance coverage exist by race/ethnicity, age, and geographic region. People living in Minneapolis or Saint Paul are more likely to be uninsured compared to those living in greater Minnesota. Also, Hispanic, American Indian, or Black people are more likely to be without health insurance than White people.

These data also show that the percent of young adults (age 18-25) with health insurance increased significantly since the Affordable Care Act was signed in March 2010. Young adults, however, continue to have the highest percent of people without health insurance compared to any other age category under 65 years.

  • To view charts, graphs, and maps of these data, see Health Insurance: Facts & Figures. These data are collected through the MN Health Access Survey by the MDH Health Economics Program and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
  • To generate custom data tables, including county-level data, see the Population Characteristics data query. These data are derived from the US Census Bureau Small Area Health Insurance Estimates.

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