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Resources by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

Uninsured Rate Among Nonelderly Adults Varies by Region in Kansas
Provides county-level estimates on uninsured rates for adults age 19 to 64 in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). Also includes data on trends in the uninsured rate by region from 2009 through 2017.
Additional links: Data in Excel Format: Kansas Adults Age 19-64: Uninsured Rate and Number by County, 2017
Author(s): Hina B. Shah, Cheng-Chung Huang, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Western Counties Have Highest Uninsured Rate for Kids
Provides county-level estimates on uninsured rates for children age 0 to 18 in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). Also includes data on trends in the uninsured rate by region from 2009 through 2017.
Additional links: Kansas Children Age 0-18: Uninsured Rate and Number by County, 2017
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Oklahoma Health Care Authority Research - Data and Reports
Provides access to enrollment data by county for SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, and provider and service data for SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma, the state's healthcare coverage insurance for qualifying adults and small business employees. Includes state data on the uninsured and Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) annual and strategic planning reports.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Health Care Authority
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Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low-income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011- 2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
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Promoting Health Coverage of American Indian and Alaska Native Children
Provides an overview of the health disparities American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children face. Reports on healthcare coverage trends for AI/AN children from 2008 to 2015, with information on three public sources of coverage: the Indian Health Service (IHS), Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Includes recommendations to improve coverage for AI/AN children.
Author(s): Lauren Roygardner, Andy Schneider, Doug Steiger
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018
Provides statistics on health insurance coverage in 2018 and also focuses on changes between 2017 and 2018. Table 5 and Appendix Table 4 list statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement and the American Community Survey.
Author(s): Edward R. Berchick, Jessica C. Barnett, Rachel D. Upton
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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: 08/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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The Geography of Uninsurance in Massachusetts: An Update for 2013-2017
Identifies high-uninsurance communities in Massachusetts using three measures: uninsurance rate, number of uninsured, and concentration of uninsured. Describes socioeconomic characteristics of high-uninsurance communities and uninsured residents. Supplemental tables include data by county, county subdivision, place, and additional geographies.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Michael Karpman, Dulce Gonzalez, Sharon K. Long
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Urban Institute
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Medicaid: States' Use and Distribution of Supplemental Payments to Hospitals
Examines the use of disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, which are given to hospitals with more Medicaid and uninsured patients. Addresses differences in state Medicaid expansion status, uninsured percentage, and uncompensated care in relation to DSH payments. Includes state data on DSH payments and uncompensated care costs by rural/urban hospital location, as well as data on Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Sole Community Hospital DSH payments by state.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Health and Health Care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs) in the United States
Compares the rates of poverty, job security, health status measures, uninsured rates for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders populations in the U.S.
Additional links: Infographic, Slides
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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