Friday, October 16, 2009

See how Washington compares on health coverage

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently launched their updated 2008 health coverage data with new numbers from the most recent census. This is a handy site for learning more about how people get coverage and for helping understand who makes up the uninsured.

Their site includes data on how people get coverage and specific details on the uninsured, such as their family work status, their gender, and their ethnicity.

If you’re a visual person, check out their handy map tool. You can compare Washington to the national average and other states on a number of issues, from how many people buy individual health insurance, are on Medicaid or the number of uninsured. Just click through the left hand side of the page to see all of the categories.

Here are some key slides from their new report:

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