The estimated percentage of private, public, or no health insurance coverage for men 18 years old and over, disaggregated by race and ethnicity subgroups. For reporting purposes, the Census Bureau broadly classifies health insurance coverage as private health insurance or public coverage.
Private health insurance is a plan provided through an employer or union, a plan purchased by an individual from a private company, or TRICARE or other military health care.
Public health coverage includes the federal programs Medicare, Medicaid, and VA Health Care (provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs); the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and individual state health plans.
People who had no reported health coverage, or those whose only health coverage was Indian Health Service, were considered uninsured.
Data was retrieved from Table S0201 of the 2011-2013 American Community Survey available for download on the American FactFinder Website.
The universe for most health insurance coverage estimates is the civilian noninstitutionalized population, which excludes active-duty military personnel and the population living in correctional facilities and nursing homes. Some noninstitutionalized GQ populations have health insurance coverage distributions that are different from the household population (e.g., the prevalence of private health insurance among residents of college dormitories is higher than the household population). The proportion of the universe that is in the noninstitutionalized GQ populations could therefore have a noticeable impact on estimates of the health insurance coverage. Institutionalized GQ populations may also have health insurance coverage distributions that are different from the civilian noninstitutionalized population, the distributions in the published tables may differ slightly from how they would look if the total population were represented.
Insurance through a current or former employer or union (of this person or another family member)
Insurance purchased directly from an insurance company (by this person or another family member)
Medicare, for people 65 and older, or people with certain disabilities
Medicaid, Medical Assistance, or any kind of government-assistance plan for those with low incomes or a disability
TRICARE or other military health care
VA (including those who have ever used or enrolled for VA health care)
Indian Health Service
Any other type of health insurance or health coverage plan
People were considered insured if they reported at least one “yes” to Questions 16a to 16f. Respondents reporting a “yes” to the types listed in parts a, b, or e were considered to have private health insurance. Respondents reporting a “yes” to the types listed in c, d, or f were considered to have public coverage. The types of health insurance are not mutually exclusive; people may be covered by more than one at the same time