Data & Results

Uninsured

WHO ARE THE UNINSURED IN SALT LAKE COUNTY?

  • Working: Over 70% of uninsured adults are employed.
  • Low-income: Approximately 60% of the uninsured in Salt Lake County are low-income (earn below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, which is equivalent to $19,1400 for a single individual or $38,700 for a family of four).
  • Young: Over 90% of the uninsured in Salt Lake County are under 49 years of age.
  • Ethnic and Racial Minorities: Hispanics in Salt Lake County are three times as likely to be uninsured as Non-Hispanics. Native Americans, Blacks and Pacific Islanders are also more likely to be uninsured than Whites.

WHERE DO THE UNINSURED GO FOR MEDICAL CARE IN SALT LAKE COUNTY?

  • Approximately 30,000 (27%) uninsured individuals receive affordable primary care services at Community Health Centers, Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Intermountain Community and Schools Clinics, and other community clinics. These clinics charge uninsured patients a discounted fee based on their income and family size. Lack of additional funding for facilities and operations currently prevents these organizations from opening additional clinics to meet the needs of the entire uninsured population.
  • Approximately 23,000 (21%) uninsured individuals report that their usual point of access to medical care is a hospital emergency room or an urgent care center.
  • Approximately 43,000 (39%) uninsured individuals report that they do not have a primary care provider or usual place of care.

View Additional National Data on the Uninsured

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