Webinar Podcast: Overview of the 2014 SAHIE Estimates with Census Experts
David Powers and Lauren Bowers of the U.S. Census Bureau presented highlights from the recent SAHIE data release, provided guidance on how researchers can access the estimates, and discussed the updated Medicaid figures to generate new SAHIE data.
SHADAC researcher Brett Fried introduced the forthcoming SHADAC analyses that use SAHIE data to characterize the geographic concentration of the uninsured across the United States.
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About the SAHIE
The SAHIE program uses statistical modeling of survey and administrative data to create estimates of health insurance coverage for counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups. SAHIE data can be used to analyze geographic variation in health insurance coverage as well as coverage differences by age, sex, race, and income.
Why Are the SAHIE Important?
The SAHIE are the only source of single-year health insurance coverage estimates for all U.S. counties. They are an enhanced version of the American Community Survey (ACS) health insurance coverage estimates.
What's New with this Release?
The 2014 SAHIE incorporate more current Medicaid data, helping to capture Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Census Bureau also re-released the 2013 SAHIE, likewise using more current Medicaid data, in order to facilitate comparisons between the 2013 and 2014 data.
The latest SAHIE release provides researchers and policy analysts with the first opportunity to compare uninsured rates for all U.S. counties during the implementation of the coverage provisions of the ACA.
Additional SAHIE Resources
Data Summary: Geographic Concentration of the Uninsured in 2013 & 2014: Provides results from the 2013 and 2014 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Interactive Map: Provides information on the number of uninsured, the percent of the population that is uninsured, and the change in the uninsured rate from 2013 to 2014 for all counties.
Blog Entry: Discusses the 2014 SAHIE release.
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