Post

The Uninsured
Statistics from the Census Bureau

 

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

National Data

National estimates of coverage based on the Current Population Survey are released along with the official poverty estimates.  Because of the redesign of the Current Population Survey’s health insurance questionnaire, starting with 2013 CPS estimates of health insurance coverage are not directly comparable to estimates from prior years.

Image of The Uninsured The Census Bureau now provides comparable annual estimates drawn from the ACS.  Tables and figures provide information on insurance coverage and the uninsured with demographic and socioeconomic breakdowns. 

Frequency and Timespan: CPS comparable annual data available from 1999 (for health insurance) to 2012; from 2013 onward estimates are not directly comparable to prior years.  ACS estimates from 2008 onward

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

Image of How is poverty related to access to care and preventive healthcare?

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

Post

Health and Poverty
Health, United States from the CDC

Image of Health and Poverty

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

Commands