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The Uninsured
Statistics from the Census Bureau

 

The Census Bureau produces stimates of health insurance coverage in the United States and various levels of geography.

National Data

National estimates of coverage are provded in the Census Bureau’s reporting of official poverty statistics. 

Image of The Uninsured Tables and figures provide information on insurance coverage and the uninsured with demograohic and socio-economic breakdowns. 

Frequency and Timespan: Annual data avalable from 1999 (for health insurance) to the present

Geographic Level of Coverage: National with some regional breakdowns

Publications and Tables are available online

Source:
U.S. Census Bureau. Health Insurance Data (Web Site) Accessed 2/21/2012

State and Local Estimates

Image of The Uninsured The Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties.

Frequency and Timespan:  Annual data available from 2000 to the present

Geographic Level of Coverage: State and county

Publications and Tables are available online

Source:
U.S. Census Bureau. About SAHIE (Web Site)  Accessed 2/21/2012

For additional information see our FAQ: How does poverty relate to health insurance coverage?

FAQ

How does poverty relate to health insurance coverage?
Data from the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics

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According to data from the Census Bureau,  in 2012

  • 18% of people under age 65 had no health insurance
  • 9% of all children were uninsured
  • those ages 19-34 were least likely to be insured (27% uninsured)

While 9% of all children were uninsured, the rate for children in poverty was 13% as compared to 8% of children not in poverty.

FAQ

How is poverty related to access to care and preventive healthcare?
Data from the Centers for Disease Control

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produce data on health and healthcare in the United States. Their annual statistical yearbook, Health, United States includes a variety of tables with breakdowns by poverty status.

In 2011-2012, their data for children under 18 with “no usual source of healthcare” show

  • 4% of all children had no usual source of healthcare
  • for poor children the rate was 6%
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Health and Poverty
Health, United States from the CDC

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes the statistical annual Health, United States.   

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