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Publication Year: 2014

This analysis was conducted by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) to estimate the geographic concentration of the uninsured across U.S. counties.  The estimates are from the 2011 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program at the U.S. Census Bureau. The SAHIE program models health insurance coverage by combining survey estimates with administrative records, population estimates, and the decennial census.  This method produces annual estimates for all counties and includes a limited set of demographic features.  The advantage of using the SAHIE is that it is the only source of annual estimates of number of uninsured for all counties. 

Publication Year: 2013

Kathleen Thiede Call presented, "Monitoring Health Access Using the American Community Survey" to the U.S. House of Representatives on September 23, 2013. 

Publication Year: 2013

The number of uninsured Americans is large and growing over time, yet there continues to be debate about exactly how many Americans are uninsured. Researchers use data from several different national surveys to estimate the number of uninsured people in America and discrepancies in their estimates are common.  This brief compares estimates of health insurance coverage from four national health surveys sponsored by the federal government, identifies the differences in their estimates of uninsurance, and identifies  common themes.  Updated September 2013.


Publication Year: 2013

2012 State and County Insurance Coverage Estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS)

The tables below contain state and county health insurance coverage estimates for 2012.  These estimates come from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder (AFF) tool and were released on September 19, 2013.

Publication Year: 2012

Upon release of American Community Survey estimates in American FactFinder, SHADAC compiled several relevant tables showing trend estimates from 2008 to present.