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The Uninsured at the Starting Line in Missouri: Missouri findings from the 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA

Table A1: Demographics of Adults in Missouri, by Insurance Coverage
Uninsured Insured
Employer Nongroup Medicaid
Income
<100% FPL 41% 6%* 67%*
100-400% FPL 55% 48% 46% 33%*
>400% FPL 46% 50%
Family Work Status
Working Family 62% 93%* 81%* 19%*
Non-Working Family 38% 7%* 81%*
Age
19-25 24% 13%* 14%
26-34 29% 19%* 16%*
35-44 17% 20% 26%
45-64 30% 47%* 56%* 43%*
Health Status
Ongoing Health Condition 38% 41% 21%* 67%*
No Ongoing Health Condition 62% 58% 79%* 32%*
Fair or Poor Health Status
Excellent/Very Good/Good 69% 90%* 92%* 48%*
Fair or Poor 31% 10% 52%*
Race
White, Non-Hispanic 75% 87%* 81% 67%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Black, Non-Hispanic 14% 6%* 23%*
Asian/Pacific Islander
American Indian Alaska Native
Other/DK, Non-Hispanic
Citizenship
Citizen 96% 99% 100% 99%
Non-Citizen 4%
Notes: Don’t Know and Refused responses not shown. Excludes people covered by other sources, such as Medicare, VA/CHAMPUS, or other state programs.
NA: Not applicable
“–“: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% are not provided.
* Estimate statistically significantly different from uninsured estimate at the 95% confidence level.Source: 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA.
Table A2: History of Uninsurance and Attempts to Gain Coverage Among Currently Uninsured Adults in Missouri, by Income
All By Income
<100% FPL 100-400% FPL
Length of Time Uninsured
< 3 months 9% 10%
3 Months to Less than a Year 14% 11% 17%
1 Year to 5 years 33% 30% 34%
5 Years or More 30% 32% 27%
Have Never Had Coverage 14% 18% 11%
Attempts to Gain Coverage
Applied for Medicaid in past 5 years 34% 40% 27%
Applied for Medicaid but did not enroll 24% 26% 20%
Applied for Medicaid but told ineligible 22% 24% 17%
Tried to purchase nongroup coverage in past 5 years 25% 16% 28%^
Tried to purchase nongroup coverage but did not purchase policy 21% 13% 24%^
Tried to purchase nongroup coverage but too expensive 17% 13% 21%
NOTES: Don’t Know and Refused responses not shown.
Excludes people covered by other sources, such as Medicare, VA/CHAMPUS, or other state programs.
“–“: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% are not provided.
NA: Not applicable. Estimates not shown for >400% as estimates do not meet criteria for statistical reliability.
^ Estimate statistically significantly different from <100% FPL estimate at the 95% confidence level.
SOURCE: 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA.
Table A3: Ease of Applying for Medicaid, Among Adults who Have Applied, by Income
All By Income
<100% FPL 100-400% FPL
Share reporting step was somewhat or very easy:        
Finding out how to apply 81% 83% 79%
Filling in requested information 73% 76% 72%
Assembling the required paperwork 60% 61% 56%
Submitting the application 85% 87% 81%
Share reporting all steps were somewhat or very easy 49% 48% 49%
NOTE: Includes adults who either are currently covered by Medicaid or report that they have applied for the program within the past 5 years. Estimates not shown for >400% as estimates do not meet criteria for statistical reliability.
SOURCE: 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA.
Table A4: Reasons For and Problems With Choosing Health Plan, Among Adults in Missouri Who Had and Made a Choice, by Income
All By Income
<100% FPL 100-400% FPL >400% FPL
Share who chose plan primarily because:
Your costs under the plan were low 27% 31% 25%
The selection of health care providers was broad or included your doctor 19% 22% 19% 19%
The plan covered a wide range of benefits or a specific benefit that you need 38% 35% 35% 41%
Friends or family recommended the plan 3%
Other members of your family were already enrolled in this plan 3%
Some other reason 8% 6% 10%
Share of Insured Adults Reporting:
Difficulty comparing services covered under each plan 20% 23% 25%^ 15%
Difficulty comparing what costs would be under each plan 18% 18% 23%^ 13%
Difficulty comparing the doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers you could see under each plan 23% 18% 26% 22%
At least one aspect of plan choice to be difficult 34% 33% 38% 31%
NOTES: Among 49% insured adults who had a choice of plans and reported that they made the choice themselves.
Excludes those who responded Don’t Know or Refused.
“–“: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% are not provided.
^ Estimate statistically significantly different from >400% FPL estimate at the 95% confidence level.SOURCE: 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA.

Table A5: Problems with Health Coverage Among Insured Adults in Missouri, by Coverage

Insured
Employer Nongroup Medicaid
Share who:
Rate Health Coverage as “Not so good” or “Poor” 12% 22% 22%*
Share who report that: 
Needed Service Not Covered by Plan 12% 18% 44%*
Plan Would Not Pay for Service You Thought Was Covered 20% 25% 38%*
Costs You Had to Pay for a Service Were Higher Than Expected 40% 46% 22%*
NOTES: Excludes people covered by other sources, such as Medicare, VA/CHAMPUS, or other state programs.
“–“: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% are not provided.
*Estimate statistically significantly different from employer estimate at the 95% confidence level.
SOURCE: 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA.
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