SHADAC Expertise

ACS Resources

Comprehensive documentation on the ACS is available at the Census Bureau's ACS web page.  SHADAC has compiled some resources and links, below, that focus specifically on the health insurance coverage question.

ACS Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage:

SHADAC's State Health Compare, to generate health insurance coverage tables from the ACS from 2008 to present.

SHADAC's compiled tables from American Fact Finder:

Direct links to ACS health insurance tables in American FactFinder:

Census Bureau briefs:

ACS Briefs, Working Papers and Journal Articles:

Survey Design:

SHADAC's Annual Data Release Webinars

Each year upon release of the annual estimates for the CPS and ACS (usually late August or September), SHADAC hosts a webinar (formerly conference calls) featuring featuring representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The webinars are open to the public and the purpose is to discuss any issues or concerns.  A summary of each year's call is below.  To get information on future calls please sign up for our mailing list (lower right corner of our home page) or check our news page in late August.

County-level health insurance estimates (SAHIE)

Many analysts seek sub-state (county, metro area) health insurance estimates.  The Census Bureau has developed modeled estimates based on multiple years of data.