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County Medicare trends and variations in Washington

Presented below is a series of graphs displaying trends for 2007-18 in each county in Washington and the state in measures associated with Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. The graphs are divided into 3 sections:

Educational attainment (mapped by county)

Percent high school graduates

Population Age 25 and Above, 2019

Whitman (95.5%), San Juan (95.9%) and Island (95.3%) County had the highest percentages of high school graduates.

Adams (66.9%), Yakima (73.7%) and Franklin (75.0%) County had the lowest percentages of high school graduates.

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Languages spoken at home (mapped by county)

Percent in households where English is spoken less than "very well"

Population Age 5 and Above, 2019

The smallest share of population where English was spoken less than "Very Well" was in Pend Oreille County at 0.5%. The highest share was in Adams County where 29.0% of persons were in this category.

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Health care workforce

Information about the workforce and facilities that deliver health care in Washington.

Health coverage

Publications, tools, and data that describe the insurance status of Washingtonians, primary sources of insurance, the affordability of health insurance, and common options being considered locally and nationally for increasing access to insurance by individuals and their families.

Links to health policy organizations and agencies

Links to common national health policy and research organizations, and state and federal agencies whose missions revolve around health policy.

Employer-based health insurance

Summaries of data from Washington State Employer Health Insurance database, including estimated coverage measurers and expenditures for employers and their employees.

Health care data resources

Data available for understanding key access, cost, and quality components of health care in Washington State. Some data sources allow comparison to other states. Primary data sources currently include local and national surveys and data gathering on population characteristics, employers, health services, health expenditures, and health status.

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