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The Uninsured Population in Texas: Understanding Coverage Needs and the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act

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Table A1: Demographics of Adults in Texas, by Insurance Coverage
Uninsured Insured
Employer Medicaid
Income      
<100% FPL 40% 5%* 51%
100-400% FPL 54% 39%* 42%
>400% FPL 6% 56%*
Family Work Status
Working Family 69% 92%* 23%*
Non-Working Family 31% 8%* 77%*
Age
19-25 16% 14%
26-34 24% 19%
35-44 29% 22% 26%
19-44 69% 55%* 44%*
45-64 31% 45%* 56%*
Health Status
Ongoing Health Condition 33% 33% 74%*
No Ongoing Health Condition 66% 67% 25%*
Fair or Poor Health Status
Excellent/Very Good/Good 59% 89%* 33%*
Fair or Poor 40% 11%* 67%*
Race
White, Non-Hispanic 30% 58%* 28%
Hispanic 56% 24%* 50%
Black, Non-Hispanic 11% 10% 15%
Citizenship
Citizen 62% 94%* 86%*
Non-Citizen 38% 6%*
Notes: Don’t Know and Refused responses not shown.
“–“: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% or sample size too small for analysis 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 Texas, by Income
  All   By Income
  <100% FPL 100-400% FPL
Length of Time Uninsured
< 3 months 6% 6%
3 Months to Less than a Year 11% 9% 11%
1 Year to 5 years 29% 22% 33%^
5 Years or More 22% 18% 25%
Have Never Had Coverage 31% 44% 24%^
Attempts to Gain Coverage
Applied for Medicaid in past 5 years 22% 25% 20%
Applied for Medicaid but did not enroll 16% 16% 15%
Applied for Medicaid but told ineligible 15% 13% 15%
Tried to purchase nongroup coverage in past 5 years 15% 12% 16%
Tried to purchase nongroup coverage but did not purchase policy 11% 8% 13%
Tried to purchase nongroup coverage but too expensive 9% 6% 11%
NOTES: Don’t Know and Refused responses not shown.
“–“: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% or sample size too small for analysis 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.
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