Table 2. Insurance Type by Year and Age Groupa
Age Group and Insurance Type20112012201320142015
Age 35 to 64
Medicare2.5±0.2%1.9±0.1%1.8±0.1%1.5±0.1%2.5±0.1%
Medicaid6.7±0.8%7.3±0.7%7.0±0.9%13.4±1.1%13.6±1.0%
Dual eligible1.4±0.2%1.8±0.1%2.3±0.2%2.1±0.2%2.3±0.2%
Employer‐based58.6±1.3%60.4±1.2%60.5±1.4%58.6±1.3%59.6±1.3%
Direct‐purchase8.7±0.8%7.6±0.5%7.0±0.9%10.4±0.8%9.6±0.7%
Other3.8±0.4%4.3±0.3%4.0±0.3%4.2±0.5%4.8±0.4%
Uninsured18.3±1.3%16.7±1.0%17.4±1.2%9.8±1.2%7.7±0.9%
Age ≥65
Medicare64.3±2.4%65.9±2.5%65.9±2.4%65.0±2.3%64.3±2.2%
Dual eligible7.8±1.0%9.4±0.9%9.4±1.0%11.1±1.3%10.5±1.0%
Employer‐based1.5±0.4%1.8±0.4%1.8±0.5%2.4±0.5%2.4±0.4%
Direct‐purchase0±0.2%0.2±0.1%0.2±0.1%0.4±0.2%0.8±0.3%
Other26±1.5%22.8±1.4%22±1.3%20.5±1.3%21.7±1.2%
Uninsured0.4±0.2%0.6±0.2%0.6±0.3%0.6±0.2%0.3±0.2%
  • a All data are for Multnomah County, Oregon. Proportions from stratified Census Bureau data are shown, along with simulated standard errors (see Methods section). Data were not available in a form that allowed re‐stratification into a 45‐ to 64‐year‐old age group. Medicare coverage includes Medicare alone and with supplemental or other policies. Dual‐eligible coverage refers to individuals qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid. Employer‐based coverage includes employer insurance or TRICARE, with or without additional direct‐purchase insurance. Direct‐purchase coverage includes individually purchased insurance only. Other coverage includes Veterans Health Administration insurance and all insurance categorized as “other” by the US Census Bureau.