The Uninsured in Nebraska

All data and charts were taken from Enroll America’s State Data Snapshots found here.

2015 Estimated Uninsured Rate of 18 to 64 year olds: 9.2%
2013 Estimated Uninsured Rate of 18 to 64 year olds: 14.3%
Decrease from 2013 to 2015: 5.1%

Nebraska Uninsured Rates for 2013 and 2015 of Key Demographic Groups

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Enroll America Targeting Recommendations

  • Geographic – More uninsured people live in Douglas County (29% of the uninsured population) and Lancaster County (14% of the uninsured population) than any other county.
  • Geographic – The counties with the highest uninsured rates currently are Thurston County (26%), Sheridan County (16%), Dawson County (14%) and Dakota County (14%).
  • Demographic – Hispanic men ages 18 to 34 (23%) have the highest 2015 uninsured rates, followed by African American men ages 18 to 34 (23%) and Hispanic women ages 18 to 34 (20%).

2015 Uninsured Rates by Nebraska County

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Distribution of Uninsured Population by Demographic Groups

Race Gender Age
Distribution of Uninsured Population, Ages 18 to 64 Black White Hispanic Asian Male Female 18 – 34 35 – 44 45 – 54 55 – 64
% 2013 Uninsured Population in Nebraska 5.2% 83.1% 10.4% 1.4% 53.6% 46.4% 37.4% 20.2% 24.4% 18.0%
% 2015 Uninsured Population in Nebraska 4.4% 84.3% 9.7% 1.6% 53.5% 46.5% 40.3% 17.8% 22.6% 19.2%
Change from 2013 to 2015 -0.8% 1.2% -0.6% 0.1% -0.1% 0.1% 2.9% -2.4% -1.8% 1.3%

Remaining Uninsured Estimates from June 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation Study

Estimated Number of Remaining Uninsured in Nebraska: [4] 178,000
% Medicaid Eligible of Remaining Uninsured 9%
% Tax Credit Eligible of Remaining Uninsured 26%
% Ineligible for Financial Assistance of Remaining Uninsured [5] 51%
% Consumers in Coverage Gap of Remaining Uninsured 15%

Distribution of 2015 Total Plan Selections by Provided Age and Race

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Historic Health Insurance Marketplace Plan Selection in Nebraska

2014 Coverage Year: 42,957
2015 Coverage Year: 74,152
2016 Coverage Year: 87,835


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