Children's Health Insurance Coverage Nationwide and in the States, 2016-2017
This analysis uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine: 1) changes in health insurance coverage from 2016 to 2017 for children nationwide and at the state level, and 2) state variation in uninsured rates for children in 2017. We examine coverage among children as a whole and by race/ethnicity, income, and parental education.
Download the Chartbook.
50-State Comparison Tables
Detailed 50-state tables allow for easy cross-state and national comparisons of children’s coverage from 2016 to 2017, as well as state versus national comparisons of uninsured rates in 2017.
Download the 50-state tables.
The above resources are accompanied by two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of children’s coverage for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2016 to 2017 and disparities in uninsurance compared with the U.S. in 2017.
Download a single file for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Click a state on the map below to view and download its individual profile.
On May 2, 2019, SHADAC and State Health & Value Strategies (SHVS) hosted an online discussion to share new data showing a recent uptick in the rate of uninsured children and highlight promising state-level policies that could help. Louisiana State Medicaid Director Jen Steele and Alisha Simon, Supervisor of the Health Economics Program at MN Department of Health, also spoke about their state's experiences during a portion of the webinar.