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Title:
   The Uninsured in America - 2001. Estimates for the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 4
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   July 25, 2002
Description:
   The uninsured population in the United States is an issue of public policy concern for several reasons. First, health insurance is viewed as necessary to ensure that people have access to medical care and protection against the risk of costly and unforeseen medical events. Timely and reliable estimates of the population's health insurance status are vital to evaluate the costs and expected impact of public policy interventions to expand coverage or to change the way that private and public insurance is funded. Finally, comparisons of the characteristics of insured and uninsured populations over time give information on whether greater equity has been achieved in insurance coverage or whether serious gaps remain.
Author(s):
   Jeffrey A. Rhoades, Ph.D.
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only Publication
MEPS Topics:
   The Uninsured
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st4/stat04.pdf (336 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st4/stat04.shtml
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