NACo Unveils County Health Insurance Data

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More than 90% of residents in 15 out of Maryland’s 24 counties have health insurance coverage, according to NACo’s research.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has released the the June update of its interactive maps tool, the County Explorer. The June update includes new data that profiles health insurance, medical coverage, and information pertaining to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

According to the updated data:

  • Health Insurance 43% of counties in the United States had residents below the age of 65 without health insurance in 2014.
  • Medical Benefits 51% of counties received more than $100 million in 2014 in federal medical benefits payments, including Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and TRICARE Management Program.
  • SNAP Benefits $67 billion was provided to county residents through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2014.

The NACo County Explorer is an interactive maps tool that allows users to access data specific to a particular county or counties. The site is updated with additional data every month.

For more information, visit the NACo County Explorer.