(Coverage, Access, Costs, etc.)
(ACS, CPS, BRFSS, MEPS-IC, etc.)
Health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey. Available from 2008 forward. The ACS has the largest sample, about 3.5 million people, and is a good source for looking at small populations (i.e. uninsured children).
Health insurance coverage estimates from the Current Population Survey. Available from 2013 forward. Beginning with the 2013 CPS, the health insurance coverage question series was re-designed and new questions were added. Due to these changes estimates from 2013 and forward should not be compared with estimates from 2012 and earlier. CPS estimates from 1987-2012 are available from the CPS SHADAC-Enhanced series or for CPS estimates for these earlier years please contact SHADAC.
Health insurance coverage estimates from the Current Population Survey, enhanced by SHADAC to account for changes in methodology over time. Available from 1987-2012.
Access to care estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Beginning with the 2011 BRFSS, new methods were implemented: cell phone sampling was added and an advanced weighting method was adopted. Due to these changes estimates from 2011 and forward should not be compared with estimates from 2010 and earlier.
Access to and cost of employer-sponsored insurance estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component
SHADAC analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, restricted use sample files.
This type of estimate provides information about what share of the population has a certain type of coverage or other attribute. For example, what percent of the population has public coverage?
This type of estimate provides information about people with a particular kind of coverage or other attribute. For example, what is the income distribution of people with public coverage?