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Activity Number: 275 - Improvements to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement and Implications for Estimates of Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Social Statistics Section
Abstract #300080
Title: Health Insurance in the United States: Evaluating the Effects of Changes
Author(s): Edward Berchick* and Heide Jackson
Companies: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Helath insurance estimates; Impuation methods; Current Population Survey

Beginning in 2013, the CPS ASEC featured redesigned questions on health insurance. The Census Bureau has been working to update its processing and imputation procedures to accommodate the richer detail available through the new instrument and release high quality data on the population’s health insurance status. In this paper, we compare health insurance estimates in the new CPS ASEC Research File with those released in the production CPS ASEC and other federal surveys. We further examine whether new imputation methods improve estimates of the uninsured rate. Finally, we explore subannual estimates of health insurance coverage from the CPS ASEC.

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