The uninsured in South Dakota – a deep dive into county level data

Added May 12th, 2013 by

SD County level data – uninsured eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies

QUESTION:  How many uninsured South Dakotans per county would be eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies?

 ANSWER: Analysis of Census Bureau 2010 SAHIE data[1] (the most recent available) reveals there are 678,859 South Dakotans who are non-elderly (under 65 – the eligibility age for Medicare).  Of this South Dakota age group, 94,404 do not have health insurance.  The majority of these uninsured are adults. Their household incomes in 2010 were: SD non-elderly uninsured by household income

  • 40,164 or 43% of uninsured South Dakotans lived in households with incomes below 139% – the income limit for Medicaid Expansion
  • 45,532 or 48% of uninsured South Dakotans live in households with incomes between 139% to 400% – the income range eligible for federal subsidies to purchase private health insurance on the exchange
  • 8,707 or 9% of uninsured South Dakotans live in households with incomes above 400% FPL – theses higher income households are not eligible for subsidies or Medicaid expansion. Eligibility limits based on 2013 FLP

SD Budget & Policy Project analyzed Census Bureau 2010 SAHIE data to create county specific graphs illustrating how may uninsured South Dakotans are in the county and how many fall into income eligibility categories for health insurance under provisions of Medicaid Expansion and Federal exchange subsidies. Minnehaha, Pennington, Lincoln, Brookings, Brown and Meade had the highest uninsured population.  To see data from every county, check the below table or this link to graphs for all counties in the state. 

 Minnehaha County non-elderly uninsured by household incomePennington County non-elderly uninsured by household incomeLincoln County non-elderly uninsured by household incomeBrookings County non-elderly uninsured by household incomeBrown County non-elderly uninsured by household incomeMeade County non-elderly uninsured by household incomeUninsured non-elderly SD by household income table


 

[1] Data source:  http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/interactive/index.html, analysis and charts by SD Budget & Policy Project www.sdbpp.org

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