For the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau has released city-, county- and Congressional district-level estimates for health insurance coverage in Connecticut. Estimates for Connecticut city residents who were uninsured at the time they were surveyed for the American Community Survey in 2008 range from 11.8% in Waterbury to approximately 20% in Stamford, Bridgeport, and Danbury. In Connecticut, 9.0% (310,597) of all people in Connecticut were without health insurance at the time of the survey. Estimates for uninsured children range from 3.5% in New Haven to 13.4% in Danbury. In Connecticut, 4.9% of children under 18 (39,578) were uninsured at the time of the survey.
Uninsured rates varied significantly across Connecticut’s cities: Bridgeport (20.0%), Danbury (19.7%), Hartford (14.9%), New Britain (13.1%), New Haven (13.4%), Norwalk (14.6%), Stamford (20.0%), and Waterbury (11.8%). The percentage of children under 18 who were without health insurance in Connecticut cities was also reported: Bridgeport (10.8%), Danbury (13.4%), Hartford (6.4%), New Britain (9.2%), New Haven (3.5%), Norwalk (7.1%), Stamford (9.2%), and Waterbury (8.3%). The American Community Survey also provided uninsured estimates for Connecticut’s counties.