Content updated on 07/12/17
Health insurance assists people in accessing health care services and may protect them against disastrously high costs during serious illness. Those with insurance are more likely to receive preventative screenings and less likely to have undiagnosed or untreated chronic health conditions.
Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the rate of Polk County residents without insurance dropped from 9.7% to 5.2% in 2015. (Source: US Census Bureau ACS 2015)
BY RACE/ETHNIC GROUP
In 2015, 4.4% of white residents in Polk County were uninsured in comparison with 13.4% of African Americans, 4.4% of Asians and 17.5% of Hispanics.
|Hispanic or Latino