Health Insurance Estimates from the American Community Survey

Annie Mach, U.S. Census Bureau
Joanna Turner, U.S. Census Bureau
Michel Boudreaux, University of Minnesota

In Fall 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau released the first health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS health insurance data are specifically designed to enable federal agencies to more accurately distribute resources and better understand state and local health insurance needs. Going forward, data users can take advantage of the large sample and other unique features of the ACS to study health insurance coverage in the United States. This poster highlights some of the key differences between the ACS design and the design of other national surveys, and it compares national ACS health insurance coverage and non-coverage estimates to estimates from other surveys.

Presented in Poster Session 7