Health Insurance Coverage by Income and Race/Ethnicity

New York Finger Lakes Region

While survey data for the region suggests increased health insurance coverage rates for some populations from 2013/2014 to 2016, these changes are not statistically significant. The largest directional change is an increase from 82 percent to 90 percent coverage for the lowest income segment, which would be consistent with the Medicaid expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Interestingly, the largest measured decrease was for the $20-35K income population. While not statistically significant, this decline in the coverage rate is directionally consistent with the concern that many residents have incomes too high to benefit from the Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies, but also have trouble affording the increasingly expensive premiums for insurance.

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