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Resources by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured
Information on claims reimbursement to health care providers for testing uninsured individuals for COVID-19 and treating uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map containing county- and state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Illustrates relationships between COVID-19 outcomes and various social determinants of health, such as population density, poverty, underlying health conditions, urban/rural status, and more.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Emory University
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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Annual Report
Features statistics on Tennessee's uninsured population and state safety net funding expenditures. Includes maps showing locations of adult healthcare and behavioral health safety net services, and county-level maps showing population-to-provider ratios for various medical specialties and Health Professional Shortage Areas as of 2020. Examines challenges in rural Tennessee, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services. Includes sections on the impact of COVID-19 on Tennessee, and associated relief funding and support services.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility and Access
Interactive maps exploring Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and utilization. Compares county-level statistics to state-level data. Provides county-level estimates of participants and non-participants by age, race/ethnicity, presence and age of children, health insurance coverage, and veteran status.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Chart Book: The Far-Reaching Benefits of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion
Compares states that expanded Medicaid coverage and those that did not expand Medicaid coverage using a variety of measures such as healthcare access and health outcomes. Addresses the impact on rural hospitals for Medicaid revenue, operating margins, and uncompensated care on page 18.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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Uninsured Rates Across Kansas Counties, September 2020
Provides data and statistics on uninsured rates in Kansas. Fact sheets feature state maps with county-level information on child and adult uninsured rates and numbers, as well as potential eligibility for Medicaid and KanCare. Includes rural and urban comparisons.
Author(s): Phillip Steiner, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Annual Insurance Update 2020: Health Insurance in Kansas
Reports on health insurance coverage across Kansas and the U.S. as a whole, including state-by-state comparisons and 2009-2018 trends in coverage. Provides county-level data on uninsured rates and Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment in 2017, with information broken down by age group.
Author(s): Wen-Chieh Lin, Madison Hoover, Hina B. Shah
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Arkansas: Percent of Uninsured Adults in Counties with Population <50,000
Map of Arkansas with counties delineated identifying the percent of uninsured adults for the counties with a population less than 50,000.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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COVID-19 Presents Significant Risks for American Indian and Alaska Native People
Discusses the disproportionate risks American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides race/ethnicity breakdowns for risk of serious illness after contracting COVID-19 and uninsured rates among nonelderly individuals. Includes the percent of COVID-19 deaths and cases, as well as the percent of the total population made up by AI/AN individuals for Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and other states.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2018
Reports on health insurance coverage in the U.S. in 2018 and changes between 2017 and 2018, as well as changes between 2013 and 2018. Includes maps showing county-level uninsured rates.
Additional links: Visualizations and Reference Maps
Author(s): Thomas W. Walton, Katherine Ann Willyard
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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