Research Report Developing Subannual Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage from the American Community Survey: Challenges and Promising Next Steps
Robert Santos, Sharon K. Long, Dean Resnick, Doug Wissoker, Genevieve M. Kenney, Kathleen Call
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Following the introduction of a question on health insurance coverage in 2008, the American Community Survey (ACS) has increasingly been used as a source for state-level health insurance estimates. This reflects a number of key advantages of the ACS, including a survey design that supports state representative estimates for all states and the large size of its sample. As a result, the ACS yields relatively precise state-level estimates of annual health insurance coverage. This paper explores the feasibility of expanding the value of the ACS for tracking health insurance coverage by generating subannual estimates.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Private insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center
Research Methods Research methods and data analytics