Research Report

Health Insurance Coverage in the District of Columbia: Estimates from the 2009 DC Health Insurance Survey

This chartbook presents results from a survey of insurance status and options in the District of Columbia, conducted with 4,717 households in fall 2009. Only 6.2% of residents report being currently uninsured, among the lowest rates nationally. Somewhat more, 10.2%, report having been uninsured at some time during the year. Employer-sponsored insurance was the most common source of coverage for non-elderly adults. Among children, public coverage was nearly as important as employer-sponsored coverage. Only about 10% of publicly insured children have the option of employer-sponsored insurance. Among employed adults with public coverage, about half work in firms that offer coverage.