July County Explorer Update: Spotlight on Health

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New data this month: Spotlight on health


Health Insurance

In 2017, 38.4 percent of counties (1,177 counties) had an estimated uninsured rate at or below 10 percent for the population under age 65.†


Medicaid Revenue

In FY2017, county-supported hospitals received over $61 billion in Medicaid revenue.


Nursing Homes

758 nursing homes are county supported, either owned by the county, with a city or by a hospital district.


Food Insecurity Rate

53 percent of counties have food insecurity rates above the national rate of 12.5 percent.

†Data are from the US Bureau of the Census, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE), which provides single-year estimates of health insurance. This includes data for counties with county governments.

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