Nebraska's Uninsured and the Coverage Gap by County

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that about 201,000 Nebraskans are without health insurance, and about 118,000 of them are employed. This map includes American Community Service’s five-year estimate of the number of Nebraskans falling into coverage gap, as well as estimated percentages of working age population without health coverage and those who are employed without coverage. 

Nebraskans who fall into the coverage gap have no way to get health insurance. They don’t qualify for Medicaid - they either earn more than Medicaid’s very low income threshold (about $11,700 per year for a family of three) or they don’t fit into other Medicaid-eligible categories (children, elderly, people with disabilities). They also do not make enough income to qualify for subsidies that would help them buy coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace.

You can find the link to the fact sheet below.