Kentucky Adults Are Uninsured In Early 200
Across Kentucky, about 23% ofadults ages 18 to 64 were uninsured during the beginning of this year,according to the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, the NorthernKentucky Enquirer reports. In addition, 31% of adults in the state had been uninsured atsome point in the previous 12 months.
For the poll, researchers surveyed 1,632 adults in Kentucky in January and February. The pollfound that about 4.3% of adults were covered by Medicaid statewide. Northern Kentucky had the highest percentage of Medicaidbeneficiaries at 8.8% and the lowest percentage of uninsured residents at11.1%. The poll found that residents who were younger, lower-income and lesseducated were more likely to be uninsured than older, wealthier andcollege-educated adults.
The poll also found that 91% of Kentuckyresidents favored access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. Inaddition, 72% said they would pay higher taxes or give the federal government alarger role in providing care to accomplish this.
The poll was funded by the HealthFoundation of Greater Cincinnati and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, and has a margin of sampling errorof plus or minus 2.4 percentage points (O'Farrell, Northern KentuckyEnquirer, 4/22).
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