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Health Care Ouachita  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Ouachita
Total 281,421,906 4,468,976 147,250
By Age
18 and Younger 76,168,003 1,291,025 43,502
19 to 64 Years 170,274,931 2,659,854 86,301
65 and Older 34,978,972 518,097 17,447
Medicare Eligible
As a % of Total Population 12.4 11.6 11.8
Percent of Population Without Vehicles
Owner-Occupied Housing Units 4.5 6.0 5.6
Renter-Occupied Housing Units 21.6 24.2 23
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000,Summary File 3 (SF 3), Table P6 Sex by Age,
Summary File 4 (SF4) Table QT-H11 Vehicles Available and Household Income in 1999
http://www.factfinder.census.gov/
MEDICAID and LaCHIP, 2003-2004    
United States Louisiana Ouachita
Medicaid
# Eligible not available 1,048,048 35,703
# Recipients 1,048,209 35,417
As % of Total Population 23.3 23.9
LaCHIP
# Eligible not available 114,559 3,311
# Recipients 109,077 3,196
As a % of Eligible Population 95.2 96.5
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Medicaid Annual Report 2003-2004.
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp <key words: Medicaid Annual Report>
HEALTH INSURANCE      
United States Louisiana Ouachita
Estimated Uninsured Children Under 19 by Parish
# Uninsured 143,999 3,818
% uninsured 10.0 8.7
Estimated Uninsured - by DHH Administrative Region
# Adults 19 to 65 Years 576,500 56,000
% Uninsured Adults 21.1 27.3
# Adults under 200% FPL1 400,000 38,500
% Uninsured 42.5 47
# Children 18 & Younger 135,400 11,400
% Uninsured Children 11.1 11.1
# Children under 200% FPL1 77,200 5,000
% Uninsured 12.9 9.2
Estimated Insured Adults - by DHH Administrative Region
% Insured by Employer 55.3 52.0
% Insured by LaChip/Medicaid 4.5 3.4
% insured by Military 2.9 2.5
% Bought Insurance 8.5 6.7
% Insured by Medicare 4.1 2.0
% insured by Former Employer 4.4 4.9
% Insured by Someone Not Living in Household 1.3 0.5
1Federal Poverty Level
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Health Insurance Survey,
Conducted by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Released April 21, 2004. U.S. Data: DeNavas-Walt, Carmen,
Bernadette D. Proctor, and Robert J. Mills,
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp <key words: health insurance survey>.
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS      
United States Louisiana Ouachita
Primary Care Physicians (PCPs)
Family Practice not available 849 44
General Practice 278 12
Infectious Disease 11 0
Internal Medicine 1,901 74
Obstetrics & Gynecology 594 19
Pediatrics 817 32
Total PCP 4,439 181
Mental Health Provider
Psychiatrists 442 17
Social Workers 3,133 96
Total Mental Health Providers 3,575 113
Nursing Homes Facilities
Number of Facilities 317 13
Number of Beds 39,246 1,454
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Health Standards, March 2005, Licensed Beds