CHILDREN'S UNINSURANCE RATES

Room to Grow: Inequities in Children's Health Insurance Coverage

Using 2016-2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC researchers explore rates of uninsurance among children across the nation in a new issue brief and take a deep dive into state-level rates by demographic groups in accompanying 50-state individual profiles. These products can be used as a tool to identify health equity gaps and to develop policies and initiatives to ensure children have access to health insurance and health care.

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AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY FINDINGS

Estimates Show Declining Uninsurance Rates Across 28 States, Driven by Rise in Public Coverage and Fall in Private Coverage

Using the most recent 2021 health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS), this blog post highlights national and state-level changes between 2019 and 2021 in the broadest categories of insurance (uninsurance, public coverage, and private coverage), and takes a look at the changes in rates by two age groups, nonelderly adults (age 19-64) and children (age 0-18), across the states.

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Estimates Show Declining Uninsurance Rates Across 28 States, Driven by Rise in Public Coverage and Fall in Private Coverage

Using the most recent 2021 health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS), this blog post highlights national and state-level changes between 2019 and 2021 in the broadest categories of insurance (uninsurance, public coverage, and private coverage), and takes a look at the changes in rates by two age groups, nonelderly adults (age 19-64) and children (age 0-18), across the states.

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CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY FINDINGS

2021 National Coverage Estimates Show Falling Uninsured and Private Coverage Rates

The U.S. Census Bureau has released an initial report detailing the state of health insurance coverage in the United States for 2021. Drawing on data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), this blog and infographic highlight changes in coverage rates by demographic for nonelderly adults (age 19-64) and for children (age 0-18), who experienced a greater number of changes in insurance coverage both overall and across categories than their adult counterparts.

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2021 EMPLOYER-SPONSORED INSURANCE RATES

State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 2019-2021

This report considers how trends in ESI coverage and cost have evolved over the past three years, since the pre-pan­demic baseline (2019), since the first year of the pandemic (2020), and in 2021, as the country emerges from pandemic-related restrictions and economic dislocation. These analyses use estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), recently produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 2019-2021

This report considers how trends in ESI coverage and cost have evolved over the past three years, since the pre-pan­demic baseline (2019), since the first year of the pandemic (2020), and in 2021, as the country emerges from pandemic-related restrictions and economic dislocation. These analyses use estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), recently produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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ACCESS TO CARE

Assessing Physician Acceptance of Medicaid Patients Using State Health Compare

Using data from the National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS), produced by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), this blog analyzes the large degree of variation among states in how likely physicians are to accept new patients with Medicaid coverage compared to other forms of insurance.

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