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September 2012 St@teside

2011 Census Data Shows Decline in Uninsured

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that in 2011 the number of people without health insurance coverage declined from 50 million in 2010 to 48.6 million in 2011, as did the percentage without coverage - from 16.3 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2011.  The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) has quickly analyzed the data and has posted a table with individual state coverage changes. 
Additionally, the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates which look at state-level data indicate that 20 states saw statistically significant decreases in their ACS uninsured estimates.  The largest decreases occurred in Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. SHADAC has posted additional analysis. To view SHADAC’s recent webinar that discusses the new coverage estimates, please click here.