Presentation on theme: "Providing Insights that Contribute to Better Health Policy Trends in the Uninsured: Impact and Implications of the Current Economic Environment Len Nichols,"— Presentation transcript:
Providing Insights that Contribute to Better Health Policy Trends in the Uninsured: Impact and Implications of the Current Economic Environment Len Nichols, Ph.D. Vice President Center for Studying Health System Change
Uninsurance and Unemployment Rates Note: Data on uninsurance rates for 1999 and 2000 are not directly comparable to prior years due to a change in the survey instrument. SOURCE: Uninsurance rates: Employee Benefits Research Institute analysis of the 1988-1999 March Supplements to the Current Population Survey (1987-1998 data years) and U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Reports, 2000 (1999-2000 data years); Unemployment rates: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Own vs. Dependent Coverage SOURCE: Employee Benefits Research Institute analysis of the 1988-2000 March Supplements to the Current Population Survey.
Who Is Likely to Be Uninsured? Hispanics31% Blacks17% Whites10% All Adults16% All Children 9% Poor 32% Near Poor25% 2-4*poverty12% Above 4*poverty 6% South17% West16% NE11% Midwest10% Source: 2000-2001 Community Tracking Household Survey
Who Lost Coverage in the Last Recession? Whites High Income (above 4*poverty) All regions but the Northeast Source: analysis of Current Population Survey, 1992 vs. 1990
Some Facts About the 39 Million Uninsured Percent of Uninsured With Access To… PercentEmployment Medicaid/ Incomeof uninsured Sponsored SCHIP Poverty30%12%36% 1-2*poverty30%36%24% 2-4*poverty27%46% 9% 4*poverty +13%55% 1% Overall100%31%20% Source: analysis of 1999 CPS data, non-elderly population