With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, San Antonio saw a marked increase in health insurance coverage. Over the years, that percentage has declined. In 2019, health insurance coverage was 5% higher than in 2010. Younger San Antonians between the ages of 19 and 25, however, continue to be covered at disproportionately lower rates than children or seniors over the age of 65.
Progress toward meeting the 2020 goals to reduce obesity and the diabetes rate in adults in Bexar County has varied year over year and comes with significant margins of error due to a limited sample size.
Pre-term births data lags by several years, and the most recent data is from 2016. While this data shows a slight improvement over 2010, measuring progress more reliably moving forward will require a source that provides more updated information. In 2021, SA2020 will change the source for this measure.
The teen birth rate saw a significant reduction since 2010, surpassing the original goal of reducing the teen birth rate by 25% and nearing the updated goal of reducing the teen birth rate by 50%. In 2021, SA2020 will change the source for this measure in order to trend data that does not lag so far behind.
Bexar County’s premature deaths decreased by 5% between 2010 and 2019, showing that years of potential life lost before age 75 is decreasing overall.
After years of a downward trend, 2018 showed a marked increase of three-percentage points over 2017 of the Bexar County population who is food insecure. 20.0% of children were food insecure in 2018. This is down from 26.8% in 2010.