Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for children under 18 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 65.8% 55.3% -10.5 47,669,469 41,477,776 -6,191,693
Alabama 65.7% 54.7% -11.0 746,676 609,140 -137,536
Alaska 59.9% 53.5% -6.4 114,687 100,211 -14,476
Arizona 59.3% 47.3% -12.1 880,331 825,377 -54,954
Arkansas 57.6% 47.4% -10.2 399,187 336,164 -63,023
California 58.3% 49.2% -9.1 5,660,084 4,677,555 -982,529
Colorado 69.6% 60.1% -9.5 807,209 749,809 -57,401
Connecticut 77.8% 69.6% -8.3 640,577 567,207 -73,370
Delaware 73.6% 61.4% -12.2 146,411 129,034 -17,377
District of Columbia 54.4% 43.5% -10.9 60,433 49,593 -10,840
Florida 59.7% 49.9% -9.8 2,289,886 2,014,932 -274,954
Georgia 65.4% 53.3% -12.1 1,487,608 1,381,436 -106,172
Hawaii 66.2% 60.9% -5.3 201,708 180,872 -20,836
Idaho 62.9% 53.9% -9.1 238,914 226,367 -12,547
Illinois 70.8% 55.2% -15.6 2,206,203 1,748,981 -457,222
Indiana 75.4% 58.3% -17.0 1,119,847 948,150 -171,697
Iowa 78.2% 63.6% -14.6 565,249 454,306 -110,943
Kansas 69.3% 59.1% -10.2 455,607 419,146 -36,461
Kentucky 63.0% 55.3% -7.8 630,503 562,139 -68,364
Louisiana 57.9% 46.0% -11.9 715,000 535,360 -179,640
Maine 67.6% 59.3% -8.3 186,683 158,515 -28,169
Maryland 79.0% 66.0% -13.0 1,109,812 891,957 -217,855
Massachusetts 71.0% 68.1% -2.8 998,137 987,238 -10,899
Michigan 75.9% 63.6% -12.3 1,863,512 1,487,167 -376,345
Minnesota 77.6% 67.0% -10.6 928,421 840,567 -87,853
Mississippi 54.3% 41.3% -13.0 425,012 320,189 -104,822
Missouri 71.8% 59.6% -12.2 1,015,084 842,123 -172,961
Montana 59.0% 51.9% -7.1 131,821 112,496 -19,325
Nebraska 67.0% 61.8% -5.2 294,098 283,094 -11,004
Nevada 70.7% 58.8% -11.9 402,507 392,908 -9,599
New Hampshire 79.9% 74.1% -5.7 233,312 208,251 -25,061
New Jersey 77.5% 68.0% -9.4 1,500,034 1,402,579 -97,455
New Mexico 49.0% 43.3% -5.7 245,260 224,780 -20,480
New York 63.6% 55.3% -8.4 2,918,318 2,454,210 -464,108
North Carolina 63.5% 49.8% -13.7 1,310,696 1,161,691 -149,006
North Dakota 62.5% 65.4% 2.9 86,167 95,336 9,169
Ohio 72.9% 60.6% -12.3 1,982,093 1,637,421 -344,671
Oklahoma 53.7% 50.4% -3.3 468,801 474,682 5,881
Oregon 64.8% 55.9% -8.9 563,943 480,315 -83,629
Pennsylvania 75.0% 63.4% -11.5 2,089,869 1,765,693 -324,177
Rhode Island 71.9% 59.7% -12.2 176,515 134,819 -41,695
South Carolina 65.9% 53.8% -12.1 668,599 587,689 -80,909
South Dakota 69.8% 61.9% -8.0 128,521 123,129 -5,392
Tennessee 62.6% 53.3% -9.3 881,296 791,573 -89,724
Texas 56.4% 45.1% -11.3 3,462,545 3,162,653 -299,892
Utah 74.0% 68.1% -5.9 537,743 598,552 60,809
Vermont 70.3% 57.9% -12.4 93,855 70,667 -23,188
Virginia 69.8% 64.9% -4.9 1,269,487 1,227,690 -41,796
Washington 63.5% 52.8% -10.7 964,593 835,675 -128,918
West Virginia 62.4% 58.8% -3.6 244,068 233,224 -10,844
Wisconsin 79.5% 69.4% -10.1 1,040,032 895,879 -144,154
Wyoming 66.5% 58.8% -7.7 82,515 79,236 -3,279

* 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)

View the underlying data on epi.org.