Journal Article Reversing the Trend? Understanding the Recent Increase in Health Insurance Coverage among the Nonelderly Population
John Holahan, Megan McGrath
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John Holahan and Megan McGrath use the Current Population Survey to provide a 2010-2011 update on a previous paper examining trends in health insurance coverage. Despite the continued economic strain faced by states, the number of nonelderly uninsured dropped by 1.2 million. Most of this decline occurred among adults because of an increase in both public and private nongroup coverage. The number of uninsured children fell as well, almost entirely because of an increase in public coverage. The paper also looks at the impact of the Affordable Care Act on coverage of young adults, as well as trends in coverage across work status, race/ethnicity and region.
Research Areas Health and health care Race and equity
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Racial inequities in health
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