Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for workers age 18 to 64 by state, 2000/01 to 2009/10*

ESI coverage (%) ESI coverage (#)
State 2000/01 2009/10 Percentage-point change 2000/01 2009/10 Change
NATIONWIDE 75.4% 68.6% -6.8 107,366,264 99,043,695 -8,322,569
Alabama 78.1% 72.9% -5.2 1,641,460 1,507,593 -133,867
Alaska 68.1% 67.5% -0.6 230,807 244,550 13,743
Arizona 70.5% 64.2% -6.3 1,782,515 1,866,964 84,448
Arkansas 71.1% 65.1% -6.0 876,083 825,133 -50,950
California 68.3% 62.5% -5.7 11,547,175 10,681,424 -865,751
Colorado 75.5% 68.4% -7.1 1,796,894 1,757,745 -39,149
Connecticut 82.6% 77.3% -5.3 1,438,911 1,362,370 -76,541
Delaware 82.1% 72.7% -9.4 335,722 302,273 -33,449
District of Columbia 75.4% 72.3% -3.1 226,174 229,321 3,148
Florida 70.6% 63.1% -7.5 5,447,127 5,209,186 -237,941
Georgia 77.1% 65.2% -11.9 3,165,785 2,962,101 -203,683
Hawaii 80.3% 78.2% -2.1 499,898 464,925 -34,973
Idaho 69.9% 65.6% -4.4 466,476 469,213 2,737
Illinois 77.6% 70.8% -6.9 4,998,360 4,364,132 -634,228
Indiana 81.6% 74.1% -7.6 2,554,790 2,149,287 -405,503
Iowa 79.1% 73.1% -6.0 1,228,200 1,184,382 -43,818
Kansas 76.2% 71.8% -4.3 1,036,700 975,245 -61,455
Kentucky 77.2% 68.7% -8.5 1,541,906 1,379,429 -162,477
Louisiana 69.6% 66.6% -2.9 1,370,157 1,275,433 -94,725
Maine 75.7% 69.0% -6.7 511,767 446,293 -65,475
Maryland 82.1% 75.9% -6.2 2,266,718 2,226,998 -39,720
Massachusetts 81.0% 79.2% -1.8 2,807,505 2,629,301 -178,204
Michigan 82.6% 72.3% -10.2 4,219,378 3,194,350 -1,025,028
Minnesota 79.1% 73.1% -6.0 2,327,293 2,027,045 -300,248
Mississippi 71.0% 63.3% -7.7 935,068 757,668 -177,401
Missouri 78.5% 70.2% -8.3 2,310,488 2,019,851 -290,637
Montana 64.7% 60.0% -4.7 298,526 293,915 -4,611
Nebraska 73.9% 71.2% -2.7 695,313 668,068 -27,245
Nevada 76.5% 66.6% -9.8 823,001 836,259 13,258
New Hampshire 82.5% 77.3% -5.2 566,607 542,490 -24,118
New Jersey 82.3% 74.4% -7.9 3,578,787 3,117,386 -461,401
New Mexico 61.9% 59.9% -2.0 522,668 515,252 -7,416
New York 74.5% 69.0% -5.6 6,816,332 6,154,321 -662,011
North Carolina 75.1% 66.5% -8.6 3,082,064 2,891,878 -190,186
North Dakota 71.6% 68.2% -3.5 255,304 243,605 -11,699
Ohio 81.0% 72.8% -8.2 4,747,606 4,005,620 -741,986
Oklahoma 67.6% 68.4% 0.8 1,140,148 1,166,147 25,999
Oregon 72.0% 68.4% -3.5 1,311,267 1,291,473 19,793
Pennsylvania 83.1% 76.1% -7.1 5,230,126 4,478,092 -752,034
Rhode Island 80.7% 73.7% -7.0 430,586 390,580 -40,007
South Carolina 78.5% 67.2% -11.3 1,524,954 1,333,696 -191,258
South Dakota 72.3% 67.7% -4.7 292,653 284,581 -8,073
Tennessee 74.1% 66.6% -7.4 2,132,122 1,975,796 -156,326
Texas 68.5% 61.0% -7.5 6,982,826 7,066,655 83,828
Utah 76.7% 75.5% -1.2 875,221 976,048 100,828
Vermont 74.5% 70.6% -3.9 256,927 249,404 -7,522
Virginia 78.2% 71.4% -6.7 2,849,918 2,781,148 -68,770
Washington 73.0% 70.1% -2.8 2,204,898 2,386,690 181,792
West Virginia 75.0% 73.8% -1.2 609,260 551,022 -58,238
Wisconsin 81.4% 73.9% -7.5 2,390,950 2,138,927 -252,023
Wyoming 70.1% 67.3% -2.8 184,841 192,430 7,589

* Table compares combined data from 2000 and 2001 with combined data from 2009 and 2010 to provide sufficient sample sizes to make reliable estimates for small states.

Note: Bolded numbers are statistically significant at the 5 percent level.

Source: Author’s analysis of microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (U.S. Census Bureau various years)

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