Children's Health Insurance Coverage Nationwide and in the States, 2016-2017
This analysis uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine: 1) changes in health insurance coverage from 2016 to 2017 for children nationwide and at the state level, and 2) state variation in uninsured rates for children in 2017. We examine coverage among children as a whole and by race/ethnicity, income, and parental education. Download the Chartbook.
50-State Comparison Tables
Detailed 50-state tables allow for easy cross-state and national comparisons of children’s coverage from 2016 to 2017, as well as state versus national comparisons of uninsured rates in 2017. Download the 50-state tables.
On May 2, 2019, SHADAC and State Health & Value Strategies (SHVS) hosted an online discussion to share new data showing a recent uptick in the rate of uninsured children and highlight promising state-level policies that could help. Louisiana State Medicaid Director Jen Steele and Alisha Simon, Supervisor of the Health Economics Program at MN Department of Health, also spoke about their state's experiences during a portion of the webinar.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.