Profile of Health Insurance Coverage in Mississippi in 2009

General trends in health insurance coverage in Mississippi show a continuing drop in private coverage, along with an increase in public coverage, while the number of uninsured grows.  Mississippi’s non-elderly adults and children are more likely to be uninsured that both groups nationally, and young adults 19 to 24 years of age have the highest rates of uninsurance at 38%.

The Center for Mississippi Health Policy has examined health insurance coverage for Mississippians, analyzing Census data to review the effects of age, income, work status, and other factors. The Center has prepared two chartbooks, one for non-elderly adults and one for children, illustrating this analysis.

Click on one of the images below to view either chartbook or download a pdf.


Source:  U. S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements 2008, 2009, & 2010. 


Note:  Persons may be included in both private and public coverage if they had both types of coverage in the year.