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IMPORTANT MILESTONE: Insurance, uninsurance estimates for 2014 to be released Wednesday 9/16

Posted by Timothy McBride on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : ACA 
A big milestone in the release of federal data will come on Wednesday when the U.S. Census Bureau releases results from two surveys that are widely used to estimate the number of people in the U.S. with and without health insurance.

The Bureau will release estimates from the Current Population Survey/Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS/ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).  The former survey provides national estimates of insurance coverage with breakdowns by demographics, inco...
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Missouri shows very small change in uninsured rate in latest Gallup survey

Posted by Timothy McBride on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, In : ACA 

Gallup has released its latest results from its survey of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is faring nationwide, and it shows rather stunning (though in most cases likely unsurprising to health policy analysts) results of how this grand policy change is rolling out state by state.  Their main finding is that in states that implemented most of the features of the ACA the drop in the uninsured rate (which was already lower in the states that chose to implement the core mechanisms of the ACA) w...
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Three surveys show uninsured dropping rapidly since ACA open enrollment period started

Posted by Timothy McBride on Friday, April 11, 2014, In : ACA 

Three surveys recently released are now showing significant increases in the number of people insured in just the last six months (September 2013 to March 2014), roughly showing the same effect:


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Politics will leave some uninsured

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : ACA 
It is worth remembering that because of policy and political decisions many of the uninsured will not have access to the options for coverage available under the Affordable Coverage Act (ACA).  At least two major groups are important:

Thus about 14 million (see Table here) are not ev...

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Press is missing the boat on ACA by not covering State-Based Marketplaces?

Posted by Timothy McBride on Sunday, November 10, 2013, In : ACA 
There has been much hyperbole in the press about the "failure" of "Obamacare" because of the problems with the federal healthcare.gov website.  The focus on this website and perhaps few enrollments through this website and many mentions of this seems odd given that in 17 states individuals will enroll through state-based Marketplaces.

The Kaiser Foundation is reporting preliminary data on these state-based Marketplaces on their website, at least for 15 of these states.  They report that 227,81...
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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Here you can find musings on health policy and other issues. Opinions are my own, and not those of my employer. Contact: mcbridetd@gmail.com