Indicator Report - Non-Elderly Uninsured Individuals by County, 2009-2010
Why Is This Important?
"There are an estimated 1.7 million uninsured individuals aged less than 65 years living in North Carolina. The Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), passed by Congress in April 2010, will extend affordable care to millions of uninsured individuals
across the country. However, each state is tasked with implementation of the PPACA, which includes educating uninsured individuals
about insurance options available to them and helping them to enroll. Increasing health insurance coverage will increase access
to care, including clinical preventive services." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better
State of Health.
Non-Elderly Uninsured Individuals by County, 2009-2010
Data prepared by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.nciom.org/nc-health-data/uninsured-snapshots/
Note: Estimates are not directly comparable to previously published NCIOM/Sheps Center estimates due to slight changes in