Expanding Health Care Coverage


Urban Institute & United Hospital Fund

Funding Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage


September 1, 2011


This United Hospital Fund chartbook series contains regional and neighborhood differences in insurance coverage and uninsurance around New York State and within New York City.

For the first time, data are broken down into 14 separate regions across New York State, including the five boroughs of New York City; within the city itself, estimates are provided for 55 separate neighborhoods.

This special report also looks at New York from a national perspective in 2009 and finds that the State’s rate of uninsurance, 12.9%, compares favorably to the national uninsurance rate, 17.1%. Further, while that national rate of uninsurance increased by .7% from 2008 to 2009, the rate in New York State was unchanged, despite a lingering national recession.