Research Report Health Insurance Coverage in the District of Columbia: Estimates from the 2009 DC Health Insurance Survey
Barbara A. Ormond, Ashley Palmer, Lokendra Phadera
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This chartbook presents results from a survey of insurance status and options in the District of Columbia, conducted with 4,717 households in fall 2009. Only 6.2% of residents report being currently uninsured, among the lowest rates nationally. Somewhat more, 10.2%, report having been uninsured at some time during the year. Employer-sponsored insurance was the most common source of coverage for non-elderly adults. Among children, public coverage was nearly as important as employer-sponsored coverage. Only about 10% of publicly insured children have the option of employer-sponsored insurance. Among employed adults with public coverage, about half work in firms that offer coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Private insurance Washington, DC, research initiative
Policy Centers Health Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV