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Resources by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

State and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population in the U.S. Using the Census Bureau's 2021 American Community Survey
Uses data from the 2021 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: 11/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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An Insurance Profile of Rural America: Chartbook
Provides information on the health insurance status of rural Americans under the age of 65. Describes trends in sources of health insurance coverage, insurance market dynamics in rural communities, and trends in out-of-pocket expenditures. Compares metro and non-metro data on insurance coverage by region and sociodemographic characteristics; the relationship of health status to insurance coverage; affordability; trends in Marketplace and Medicare Advantage coverage offerings at the county level; and more.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Abigail Barker, Emily Hernandez, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: Uninsured Rates for the Population Under Age 65 in 2020
Map depicting the percentage of uninsured persons under age 65 at the county level based on 2020 data from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Self-Employed Workers Were Covered More Widely Across Health Insurance Sources, but Many Remained Uninsured
Bar chart comparing health insurance coverage type in 2018 for adults 26-64 who are self-employed and those employed by private firms or government. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro data for those covered by employer-based insurance, direct-purchase insurance, public insurance, and those without health insurance.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Lack of Health Insurance Coverage Among Employed Individuals Increased As the COVID-19 Pandemic Intensified
Line chart showing the percent of workers who lacked health insurance from April 23, 2020 through December 21, 2020, with data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan self-employed individuals and those otherwise employed.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Farmer's Mental Well-Being Project: Statewide Survey Report
Surveyed 1651 farmers, farm spouses, and farmworkers in 2022 to identify stressors as perceived by farmers in Georgia. Discusses suicide, age, stress, insurance status, job satisfaction, agribusiness, COVID-19, healthcare access, coping mechanisms, and more.
Author(s): Stephanie Basey, Anne Montgomery, Ben West, Chris Scoggins, Lily Baucom
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center, Mercer University School of Medicine
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Rural Health in Connecticut A Comprehensive Review of Social Determinants, Community Resources, Health Outcomes, and Wellbeing
Documents the nature of public health for Connecticut's rural populations with a focus on trends, to understand how these populations are changing. Features chapters on social determinants of health, healthcare systems, health risks and behaviors, and health outcomes.
Author(s): Kelly Davila, Camille Seaberry
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: DataHaven
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Cervical Cancer Screening Outcomes Among a Sample of Low-Income Uninsured Women: A Program-Based Study
Examines cervical screening outcomes in low-income and uninsured women by sociodemographic factors such as age, marital status, race/ethnicity, rurality, and Papanicolaou (Pap) test screening history. Analyzes outcomes of Pap tests, human papillomavirus (HPV) tests, and colposcopies administered to 841 women between 2013 and 2019 by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated location, as well as other sociodemographic factors.
Author(s): Samson Olowolaju, Morgan Kassabian, Marvellous A. Akinlotan, et al.
Citation: Women's Health Reports, 3(1), 85-92
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Epidemiology of Antibiotic Use and Drivers of Cross-Border Procurement in a Mexican American Border Community
Examines preference for antibiotics sourced from either Mexico or the U.S. for Mexican-American antibiotic users in Starr County, Texas since significant changes in prescription regulation in Mexico in 2010. Recruited 616 participants between March 2018 and March 2020 and followed their antibiotic sourcing and use for 1 year from recruitment. Lists associations with crossing the border to obtain antibiotics including health insurance status. Data showing preference for one country over another is broken down by gender, age, education level, insurance status, and more.
Author(s): Heather T. Essigmann, David A. Aguilar, William B, Perkison, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 832266
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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California Patient Characteristics by County and Facility
Interactive charts showing patient characteristics in general acute care hospital settings in California in 2022. Offers statewide data as well as comparisons at the county and facility level.
Date: 2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Access and Information
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