Insurance and Uninsurance in the District of Columbia

Research Report

Insurance and Uninsurance in the District of Columbia

Starting with the Numbers
September 29, 2005


Produced under the State Planning Grant project of the DC Department of Health, this report provides details on the characteristics of the uninsured in the District. It first presents data on the variation in insurance coverage by sociodemographic characteristics. It then presents data on the reasons that people are uninsured. Finally, it looks at the cost of uninsurance, presenting estimates of current expenditures by and for the uninsured. Data sources include the Current Population Survey, the Kaiser Family Foundation's DC Health Care Access Survey, and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
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