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Adults with Health Insurance

This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18-64 years that have any type of health insurance coverage.

Adults with Health Insurance

81.6
76.5
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

70.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Palm Beach

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 817 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014
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Why is this important?

Medical costs in the United States are extremely high, so people without health insurance may not be able to afford medical treatment or prescription drugs. They are also less likely to get routine checkups and screenings, so if they do become ill they will not seek treatment until the condition is more advanced and therefore more difficult and costly to treat. Many small businesses are unable to offer health insurance to employees due to rising health insurance premiums.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of people with health insurance to 100%.

Adults with Health Insurance : Time Series

2008: 73.9 2009: 70.8 2010: 69.8 2011: 70.6 2012: 70.6 2013: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Age

18-24: 63.6 25-34: 58.2 35-44: 69.7 45-54: 76.4 55-64: 81.8 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Gender

Female: 73.4 Male: 68.1 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 74.2 Black or African American: 65.2 Hispanic or Latino: 50.3 Other: 49.1 Two or more races: 54.6 White, non-Hispanic: 81.3 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance

Comparison: Prior Value 

70.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Palm Beach

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

Medical costs in the United States are extremely high, so people without health insurance may not be able to afford medical treatment or prescription drugs. They are also less likely to get routine checkups and screenings, so if they do become ill they will not seek treatment until the condition is more advanced and therefore more difficult and costly to treat. Many small businesses are unable to offer health insurance to employees due to rising health insurance premiums.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of people with health insurance to 100%.

Adults with Health Insurance : Time Series

2008: 73.9 2009: 70.8 2010: 69.8 2011: 70.6 2012: 70.6 2013: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Age

18-24: 63.6 25-34: 58.2 35-44: 69.7 45-54: 76.4 55-64: 81.8 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Gender

Female: 73.4 Male: 68.1 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 74.2 Black or African American: 65.2 Hispanic or Latino: 50.3 Other: 49.1 Two or more races: 54.6 White, non-Hispanic: 81.3 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

70.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Palm Beach

Healthy People 2020 Target: 100.0 percent
Technical Note: American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

Medical costs in the United States are extremely high, so people without health insurance may not be able to afford medical treatment or prescription drugs. They are also less likely to get routine checkups and screenings, so if they do become ill they will not seek treatment until the condition is more advanced and therefore more difficult and costly to treat. Many small businesses are unable to offer health insurance to employees due to rising health insurance premiums.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of people with health insurance to 100%.

Adults with Health Insurance : Time Series

2008: 73.9 2009: 70.8 2010: 69.8 2011: 70.6 2012: 70.6 2013: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Age

18-24: 63.6 25-34: 58.2 35-44: 69.7 45-54: 76.4 55-64: 81.8 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Gender

Female: 73.4 Male: 68.1 Overall: 70.8

percent

Adults with Health Insurance by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 74.2 Black or African American: 65.2 Hispanic or Latino: 50.3 Other: 49.1 Two or more races: 54.6 White, non-Hispanic: 81.3 Overall: 70.8

percent