Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Pennsylvania can be broken down by gender at the state and county level and by ethnicity at the state level only.

For race the trends can be seen in the table below.  The trends for the three groups were similar with Hispanics having rates more than double that of whites with African Americans being in between.

State Uninsured % by Race

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

All Races-PA

10.6

11.7

12.1

12.0

11.7

White

9.1

10.1

10.4

10.4

10.0

African American

15.1

16.2

16.1

15.2

15.5

Hispanic

21.5

22.6

23.0

23.3

22.9

The breakdown by gender for the state and Allegheny County (as an example) are presented below.  The rates were lower for Allegheny County than the state as a whole.  The rates form men were consistently higher than for women in both PA and Allegheny County.  The trends for men and women were different with male rates increasing in 2009 and then leveling off.  For women the rate increased steadily from 2008-2010 and then leveled off.  The numbers for 2013 should be out later this year to give an idea of the impact of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

State and Allegheny Co. % Uninsured by Gender

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

PA

10.6

11.7

12.1

12.0

11.7

Women

9.5

10.0

10.8

10.8

10.5

Men

11.7

13.3

13.3

13.2

12.9

Allegheny

9.1

10.4

10.4

10.3

10.2

Women

8.0

8.6

9.1

9.1

9.0

Men

10.2

12.3

11.6

11.6

11.4

 

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