Summary of SHADAC’s Conference Call to Discuss the Revised CPS 2005 Health Insurance Estimates
This document provides a description of the date processing error in the Current Population Survey that less to a misreporting of insurance coverage and the adjustment solution. In a small percentage of cases, some residents in a household were tabulated as "not covered" by insurance when they had in fact reported private or group coverage. This finding led to the Census Bureau’s recent downward revision of the number of uninsured from 15.9 to 15.3 percent or about 1.8 million fewer uninsured people in the U.S. in 2005. April 2007.