Uninsured

Census State Level Estimates Are Out for 2013

Census State Level Estimates Are Out for 2013

The Census Bureau has come out with estimates from the American Community Survey of national and state level uninsured rates for 2013.  County level estimates are due out in early 2015.  Pennsylvania’s rate has decreased from 12.0% in 2012 to 9.7% in 2013 (when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came into effect in October of […]

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New American Community Survey Findings on Health Insurance

New American Community Survey Findings on Health Insurance

The US Census Bureau has come out with the American Community Survey (ACS) for 2013 on which the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) are based.  New county level poverty estimates are due out in December and the county level estimates of the uninsured are due out for 2013 in early 2015.  The early findings from the […]

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Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Pennsylvania can be broken down by gender at the state and county level and by ethnicity at the state level only. For race the trends can be seen in the table below.  The trends for the three groups were similar with Hispanics having rates more than double […]

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Pennsylvania’s Uninsured Rate at an All Time Low?

Pennsylvania’s Uninsured Rate at an All Time Low?

Donny Deutsch at MSNBC’s Morning Joe claimed that “Once again the party of no,” Deutsch said on July 1, 2014. “The country’s will was for immigration reform, they’re against it. Minimum wage, we want to raise it for everybody, another populist point of view. They don’t want to do it. By the way, 13 percent […]

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Change in Bankruptcy and Health Outcomes

Change in Bankruptcy and Health Outcomes

Rotated Factor Matrixa   Factor 1  (52% of Variance) 2 (21% of Variance) Infant Mortality 2007 Deaths/1000 .915 .157 Life Expectancy -.824 -.473 % Low Birthweight Babies .700 .341 Groups per million .612   % change in bankruptcy -.441   Percent Uninsured in Demographic Group for All Income Levels   .979 Percent under age 65 […]

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Bankruptcy Rates as an Indication of the Rate of Underinsured

Bankruptcy Rates as an Indication of the Rate of Underinsured

In my post on the Gallup polls on improvements in the uninsured rates.  I speculated that looking at the rates of medical bankruptcies would provide an indication of the number of underinsured in the US as the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Data on the number of bankruptcies is available from American Bankruptcy Institute which distinguishes […]

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Recent Uninsured Trends and the ACA

Recent Uninsured Trends and the ACA

The Gallup Organization has produced quarterly national estimates of the uninsured rate to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  It suggests that the rate is at the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2008, before the recession began in earnest.   The graph below, not surprisingly, shows that the rates are lower […]

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The Affordable Care Act Having an Impact in Some States but not Pennsylvania

The Affordable Care Act Having an Impact in Some States but not Pennsylvania

In my post on Pennsylvania’s uninsured, I wrote that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was having little effect in Pennsylvania’s rate of uninsured.  I wrote in another post that I received skeptical comments on my first post. I said in that post that I would look at changes in the rates in other states.  I couldn’t then because the […]

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) having little effect on PA’s Uninsured Rate So Far

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) having little effect on PA’s Uninsured Rate So Far

As I said in my last post the new Small Area Health Insurance Estimates are out for every county in the US.  The overall trend for the state can be seen below since 2008 for those between the ages of 18 and 65.  The change in the rate has leveled off from 2010 to 2011 […]

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Healthy Artists on the Future of Health Care

Healthy Artists on the Future of Health Care

Do you have a right to quality (lifetime) (affordable) healthcare? Healthy Artists has posted a video on YouTube of testimonials by uninsured artists at their Dazzletine event. 

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