Webinar: Making Sense of the Census Uninsured Numbers

September 19, 2012

The Census Bureau announced today that the number of people without health insurance dropped from 50 million to 48.6 million in 2011, marking the first decrease since 2007. That information came from the Current Population Survey, but it isn’t the only data that Census is releasing on the uninsured.

Census is preparing a second report that it will announce September 20 — based on the American Community Survey – that will offer a more local view of insurance coverage. It will go beyond state data to examine recent trends in cities, many counties, and in congressional districts. This survey is much larger, and can be used to examine sub-state data and smaller demographic subgroups.

How are various demographic groups faring when it comes to insurance coverage? Specific geographic areas? What are the trends moving forward?

Leading uninsured experts will answer these questions – and your questions – the day before Census releases its second set of numbers.

The webinar aired September 19th at 1:30 p.m., and a recording will be available by the afternoon of September 20th.

Presentations from the speakers and many other downloadable resources on this topic, along with an expert source list, are available below. For more info, you can also watch a recording of the recent SHADAC Webinar on the 2011 CPS and ACS Health Insurance Coverage Estimates that occured on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

SPONSORS: Alliance for Health Reform, Kaiser Family Foundation

The Alliance thanks the Kaiser Family Foundation for its cosponsorship and for the use of its television studio for this webinar.

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