Connecticut has one of the lowest uninsured rates in the country – the result of a longstanding commitment to getting people covered. Yet many state residents remain uninsured. In 2021, the last year for which data is available, approximately 179,600 Connecticut residents were uninsured, or 5.1% of the state population.
Having health care coverage is key to good health. Research shows that people without insurance are less likely to receive preventive care, while those who are uninsured but have chronic diseases have worse clinical outcomes than people with coverage. People without insurance also have lower survival rates.