ERIC Number: ED458343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Health Insurance Coverage: 2000. Consumer Income. Current Population Reports.
Mills, Robert J.
This report uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's March 2001 Current Population Survey to examine health insurance coverage. The number and percentage of people covered by employment-based health insurance rose significantly in 2000, driving the overall increase in health insurance coverage. Among the entire population age 18-64 years, workers were more likely to have health insurance than nonworkers. The proportion of uninsured declined in 2000. For poor people, the uninsured rate declined in 2000, though the rate for the near-poor increased. Hispanics were less likely than White non-Hispanics to have health insurance. The coverage rate for Blacks in 2000 did not differ statistically from the coverage rate for Asians and Pacific Islanders. American Indians and Alaska Natives were less likely to have health insurance than any other racial group. Males were less likely than females to have health insurance. The foreign-born population was less likely than the native population to be insured. Among all adults, the likelihood of being insured increased as the level of education rose. Young adults were less likely than any other age group to have health insurance. The uninsured rate for children dropped from 12.6 percent in 1999 to 11.6 percent in 2000. The highest uninsured rate for children was among those of Hispanic origin (24.9 percent). Some states had higher uninsured rates than others. (SM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Blacks, Children, Educational Attainment, Employment, Ethnicity, Health Insurance, Hispanic Americans, Low Income Groups, Population Trends, Racial Differences, Tables (Data)
For full text: http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p60-215.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.