An Annual Conversation with the U.S. Census Bureau: 2022 Health Insurance Coverage Estimates from the ACS and CPS
On Thursday, September 28th at 1:00 PM CST, SHADAC hosted a webinar covering the release of new 2022 health insurance coverage estimates from two key, large-scale federal data sources: The American Community Survey (ACS) and the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Estimates from both surveys were presented at: the national and state levels, as well as by coverage type, and a range of other demographic categories (age, geography, poverty level, and more), during the webinar. Technical and analytic insight was provided from experts at the U.S. Census Bureau, which administers both the ACS and CPS, and SHADAC researchers joined with our special guests from the Census Bureau to answer questions from attendees after the presentation.
Attendees were able to learn about:
- New 2022 health insurance coverage estimates
- When to use which estimates from the ACS vs the CPS
- How to access the estimates via Census reports and the data.census.gov website
- How to access state-level estimates from the ACS using SHADAC tables and State Health Compare web tool
|Kathleen T. Call, Moderator
Dr. Call has been an Investigator with SHADAC since its launch in 2001. She is also a Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota (UMN), School of Public Health (SPH). She demonstrates her commitment to community-engaged scholarship through her leadership in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program, and by co-chairing the UMN, SPH Health Equity Work Group.
|Katherine Keisler-Starkey, Speaker
Economist in Health and Disability Statistics Branch
United States Census Bureau
Katherine Keisler-Starkey is an economist in the Health and Disability Statistics Branch in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division. In her position, Ms. Starkey provides subject matter expertise on health topics for the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and has authored the Census Bureau’s Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report for the last four years. Her research interests focus on Applied Microeconomics, including Health Economics, Public Finance, and Labor Economics, and she is the author of several topically focused Census working papers and blogs in these areas.
Robert Hest, Speaker
Senior Research Fellow
Robert Hest joined SHADAC in 2017 and was recently made Senior Research Fellow. Mr. Hest provides expertise in survey data, data analysis and processing, and project management. Mr. Hest also manages SHADAC’s State Health Compare website, coordinating data processing, quality assurance, dissemination, and documentation of data.
Sharon Stern, Speaker
Assistant Division Chief
United States Census Bureau
Sharon Stern is the Assistant Division Chief for employment characteristics in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division. In her position, Ms. Stern oversees statistics on the labor force, health insurance and disability from several Census Bureau surveys. She has authored a wide variety of Census Bureau reports and papers on topics related to poverty, disability, and health insurance.
- Webinar slides from SHADAC
- CPS ASEC: 2022 National Health Insurance Coverage Estimates Show Falling Rates of Uninsurance and Direct-Purchase Coverage (Infographic) (Blog)
- 2022 ACS: Declining Uninsured Rates for the U.S. and States are Supported by Private and Public Coverage Increases (Blog)
U.S. Census Bureau
- Webinar slides from Census Bureau
- Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2022 (Report)
- Health Insurance Coverage of U.S. Workers Increased in 2022: Health Insurance Rates for Working-Age Adults Higher by Race, Hispanic Origin, Region (Blog)
- Uninsured Rates Decreased in Over Half of U.S. States in 2022: Changes in Types of Health Insurance Coverage Contributed to Declines in Uninsured Rates From 2021 to 2022 (Blog)