More Rhode Islanders have Health Insurance in 2014

 New census data show that the share of Rhode Islanders without health insurance coverage fell sharply from 11.6% in 2013 to 7.4% in 2014. This data reflects the impact of health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. An additional 43,000 Rhode Islanders now have coverage – as the number of uninsured decreased from 120,000 to 77,000. Rhode Island ranks 9th best in the country for having insured residents.
Rhode Island 2014 2013

Percent Uninsured






(Source: Census: Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014, Table A-1)

Data recently released by HealthSource RI shows that the uninsured rate in Rhode Island is even lower in 2015 with only 5% of Rhode Islanders remaining uninsured. (


*New Hampshire and Maine did not adopt Medicaid expansion which provides coverage to individuals aged 18-64 making up to $16,242.