Serving the uninsured in Maryland

Tip of the cap to Elizabeth Lukanen, a senior research fellow at the University of Minnesota for the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), who provided us these maps. They show the areas of greatest need for health insurance coverage in Maryland — and the areas of the greatest potential for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. There’s more data like this in the 2014 Annual Report we just released on our website.  Although enrollment in private Qualified Health Plans through the Exchange during 2014 aligned for the most part with the population sizes of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore city, needs in some regions are more acute than others. Data like this, and other information in the report, will help provide a guide to better address gaps in coverage. (SHADAC, by the way, is a health policy research and technical assistance center within the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. It is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.)