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Oregon Health Insurance Survey

The Oregon Health Insurance Survey (OHIS) is an important source of information about health care coverage in the state. The survey provides detailed information about the impacts of health system reform efforts on health care coverage, access to care, and utilization. OHIS is fielded every two years and more than 8,000 Oregonian households completed the survey between February and August of 2019. 

For the first time, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is offering OHIS data in interactive online dashboards that allow viewers to explore and filter the data in ways that are meaningful to you. Data are organized into four dashboards: Health Insurance Coverage, The Uninsured, Cost & Affordability, and Access & Utilization. Data from multiple years and with several demographic breakdowns are available in each dashboard.

The new dashboards:

  • Provide insights into disparities around health insurance coverage, access, and costs over several years.
  • Give information on why people are uninsured. For example, 35% of uninsured Oregonians were uninsured because they lost OHP coverage.
  • Allow users to access the breadth and depth of five years of OHIS data.
Click on one of the buttons to get started:

Insurance Coverage dashboard buttonCost and Affordability dashboard button (coming soon)  
The Uninsured dashboard buttonAccess and Utilization dashboard button (coming soon)  
 

American Community Survey & Other Survey Resources

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual national survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2009, the ACS started collecting data on health insurance coverage. Data is released annually on a set schedule, beginning in mid-September. The Census Data tables are available here: https://data.census.gov/cedsci/.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact ohis.admin@dhsoha.state.or.us.



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