New York State Ranks Near the Top in Employer Offered Healthcare
Eighty-eight percent of New York's employers offer their employees healthcare, ranking the Empire State in the top tier among all states nationally.
According to new data from America's Health Insurance Plans, 53% of covered New Yorkers receive private healthcare coverage, almost double the next largest group of Medicaid recipients at 27%. The report shows more than 16 million New Yorkers have access to some form of healthcare.
Ranked by state, Hawaii is number one in employers offering healthcare with nearly 98%, followed by Massachusetts and Tennessee, 91%, respectively. Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming are the four states with the least employers offering care.
The report took into consideration several factors, including access to health care coverage, the number of jobs the industry generates, and tax revenues paid to support the local economy.