Insured – adult
Why this is important: Having health insurance is associated with healthcare access; timely access can reduce complications from illness and avoidable long-term health expenditures. Health insurance allows individuals to develop and maintain a good relationship with a healthcare provider. This is especially important for individuals with chronic health conditions that benefit from consistent monitoring and a continuity of care.
Definition: Percent of adults who currently have medical insurance.
Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-2 through 4 (2012-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019, NU58/DP006865 (2020)). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.