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Connecticut's Health Status: A Comparison Over Time

Between 1999 and 2008, the number of uninsured Connecticut residents increased from 291,000 to 343,000. 1

Between 1999 and 2008, the obesity rate in Connecticut increased from 15.1% to 21.4%. 2

Between 1999 and 2008, the percentage of adult smokers in Connecticut decreased from 22.8% to 15.9%. 3

Between 2000 and 2008, the percentage of Connecticut adults who had been diagnosed with asthma (past or present) increased from 10.8% to 13.4%. 4

In 1999, state health care spending in Connecticut was $11.4 billion constituting 32% of the total state budget. By 2009 $18.4 billion had been appropriated, equaling 38% of the state’s budget. 5

On August 1st of 1999 there were 230,730 people enrolled in HUSKY; as of August 1, 2009 there were 362,016 people in the program; an increase of 57%. 6

CT family health insurance premiums grew 7.4 times faster than median earnings from 2000 to 2009. 7

Cerella Craig, Intern

Sources:

  1. US Census
  2. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC.
  3. ibid
  4. ibid
  5. CT General Assembly Office of Fiscal Analysis
  6. DSS HUSKY enrollment reports, 8/1/99 and 8/1/09
  7. Costly Coverage: Premiums Outpace Paychecks in Connecticut, Families USA, August 2009