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Resources by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

How Does Cost Affect Access to Healthcare?
Explores trends in how costs affect access to healthcare using data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Covers the percentage of adults who delayed or went without care due to cost. Presents data by income level, health status, race and ethnicity, insurance status, and urban/rural residence. Also discusses insulin users who rationed insulin due to costs and the impact of medical debt on accessing care.
Author(s): Shameek Rakshit, Krutika Amin, Cynthia Cox
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: KFF, Peterson Center on Healthcare
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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net: 2023 Annual Report
Reports on Tennessee's uninsured population, state safety net funding, and services provided in 2023. Describes and lists safety net service locations, including community and faith-based clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and more. Provides county-by-county data on primary, oral, and specialty care population-to-provider ratios, and includes county-level maps identifying Health Resource Shortage Areas. Highlights issues affecting rural Tennessee throughout, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Medicaid and CHIP Renewal and Transition Resources for Partners
Offers resources for states, beneficiary and provider organizations, and other partners to better assist people with Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage to renew their healthcare coverage or transition to insurance options that better suit their needs. Includes outreach materials for different population categories, including racial and ethnic populations, people with disabilities and older adults, and rural populations.
Date: 2024
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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State and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population in the U.S. Using the Census Bureau's 2022 American Community Survey
Uses data from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) to present state, county, and local estimates of the number of U.S. residents without health insurance and their demographic characteristics. Analyzes the population of uninsured individuals ages 0-64 by family income levels.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Geographic Variation in Health Insurance Coverage: United States, 2022
Reports on rates of people who had private health insurance, public insurance, and who were uninsured according to the 2022 National Health Interview Survey. Presents coverage rates by urbanization level for adults aged 18-64 and for children aged 0-17.
Author(s): Emily P. Terlizzi, Robin A. Cohen
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Assisting Rural Consumers
Offers information and guidance for Navigators and certified application counselors helping rural healthcare consumers. Covers rural-relevant considerations and policy updates regarding Federally-facilitated and State-based Marketplaces, Medicaid/CHIP, and Medicare. Outlines tips for assisters to address barriers to care and conducting outreach in rural areas.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Telehealth and the Future of Health Care Access in California
Fact sheet offering an overview of telehealth use in California in 2022. Discusses patterns of use by insurance status, age, income, race and ethnicity, language, and geography including rurality.
Additional links: Infographic
Author(s): Sean Tan
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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Challenges to Care of Patients with Diabetes in Rural, Underserved Areas
Discussion of providing care to diabetes patients in rural areas. Includes information on demographics, barriers to care, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Author(s): Richard J. Santen
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Telehealth Use and Experiences Among California Adults
Brief outlining 2021 telehealth use and satisfaction by various California populations. Includes usage by insurance type, race and ethnicity, primary language, and more. Data breakdown includes rural residence.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Sexual Minorities Are Not a Homogeneous Population: Health Disparity Differences Based on Residence in Rural Versus Urban Settings
Evaluated 210,392 sexual minorities (SMs) between 2015 and 2019 to determine whether rural SMs are at increased risk for chronic disease. Includes discussion of insurance status, gender, rural and urban comparisons, and multiple chronic illnesses.
Author(s): Ethan Morgan, Kathryn Lancaster, Yootapichai Phosri, Janelle Ricks, Christina Dyar
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23(3), 8052
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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