Monday, October 24, 2011

News Health Care for All Pennsylvania

My new guest post is up on the Health Care 4 All PA as the new Small Area Health Insurance Estimates or SAHIE are out for the years 2008 and 2009 for each county in the United States.  I reported the county estimates for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009 in the 67 counties in Pennsylvania to get an idea of the impact of the recession on the uninsured at the local level in the State.  There is a strong correlation in the rates of uninsured and median housing income for each county accounting for 42% of the variability as can be seen in the above graph.  The full report is summarized in the link below.

For 2009 the top 10 counties in uninsured rate for the state are:


I realize that many do not know where the state's 67 counties are located so I've added a Pennsylvania map for reference.  For example Forest is in the Northwest, Union is in the center and you should be able to find Philadelphia.  The three year trend in the uninsured can be seen below.