A Summary of the American Community Survey Logical Edits Applied to Health Insurance Coverage
This technical brief describes the logical edits applied to the health insurance coverage items in the American Community Survey. Beginning in 2009 the Census Bureau added a series of logical edits to the editing routine for health insurance coverage. These logical edits, which were developed by the Census Bureau in conjunction with a Technical Advisory Committee, are intended to improve the reporting of the insurance coverage in the survey. This brief provides an overview of the logical coverage edits, discusses the state-level impact on the estimated number of uninsured for 2008, and describes how to obtain ACS estimates and mircodata that incorporate the logical coverage edits. December 2010.