At the Brink: Trends in America’s Uninsured

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2009

A state-by-state analysis released in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Cover the Uninsured Week 2009.

In this report, we use data from ongoing federal surveys of individuals and employers to examine trends in health insurance coverage, premiums and offer rates across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data on employer-sponsored health insurance premiums and offer rates, over the years 1996-2006, are from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC). These data, collected and distributed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provide national and state-level detail not available from other data sources. We use data from 1995-2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS) – representing calendar years 1994-2007 – to measure changes in health insurance coverage at the national and state levels over time for non-elderly population (under 65 years).

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