State-Level Health Insurance Coverage Estimates from the 2009 American Community Survey
SHADAC Issue Brief #25 provides state-level estimates of health insurance coverage by age and income from the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is a relatively new source of state-level health insurance coverage estimates, but its large sample size makes it a potentially powerful source of information for states. The references at the end of this brief provide background on the ACS and how it compares to other surveys that measure health insurance coverage.
The maps and tables included in this brief provide state-level estimates for the nonelderly population (age 0 to 64), children (age 0 to 18), and nonelderly adults (age 19 to 64). Within each age group, we also present separate estimates for the low-income population (people with family incomes below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines).
Standard errors of the estimates are provided in the Appendix.