Access & Affordability

Underinsured

Percentage of the population who are underinsured

About this data measure

  • People who are “underinsured” have high health plan deductibles and out-of-pocket medical expenses relative to their income and are more likely to struggle paying medical bills or to skip care because of cost. (Source: Commonwealth Fund)
  • Although Rhode Island saw a decrease in 2020 for underinsured adults aged 19 to 64, Rhode Island remains well above the national rate of underinsured.
  • Low income Rhode Islanders and those aged 18 to 25 have much higher underinsured rates than other groups.

Measure Source: Healthsource RI - Health Information Survey Interactive Tool

Underinsured rate among adults, aged 19 - 64, over time

Underinsured rate among all age groups demographic breakout