Early numbers show CSG/ERC region leads the country in reducing uninsured rates

June 24, 2015

At 5.3 percent and 8.6 percent respectively, the New England and the Mid-Atlantic states led the nation in lowering uninsured rates last year, according to a new CDC survey.

In the first year of coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. uninsured rate fell to 11.5 percent from 14.4 percent in 2013. States that expanded Medicaid enjoyed a 5.1 percent average drop in uninsured rate, compared to 2.1 percent in non-expansion states.

CSG/ERC state uninsured levels varied considerably from 11.3 percent in Maine to 2.6 percent in Massachusetts. The report breaks down state coverage rates by age and type of coverage — uninsured, public, and private coverage.


State % uninsured at the time of the interview, 2014
Connecticut 7.0
Delaware 4.4
Maine 11.3
Maryland 7.9
Massachusetts 2.6
New Hampshire 8.0
New Jersey 9.4
New York 9.4
Pennsylvania 7.9
Rhode Island 6.4
Vermont 8.6
U.S. average 11.5


State% uninsured at the
time of the interview, 2014
New Hampshire8
New Jersey9.4
New York9.4
Rhode Island6.4
U.S. average11.5
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