Document Detail

Understanding the current population survey's insurance estimates and the Medicaid 'undercount'.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19744945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The widely cited Census Bureau estimates of the number of uninsured people, based on the Current Population Survey, probably overstate the number of uninsured people. This is because of a Medicaid "undercount": Fewer people report to survey takers that they're covered by Medicaid than program administrative data show are enrolled. Our study finds that the undercount can be explained by the inability of people to recall their insurance status accurately from the previous year. We suggest that other data sources, such as Census's American Community Survey, should be studied to determine whether they would provide better estimates of the uninsured.
Jacob A Klerman; Michael Davern; Kathleen Thiede Call; Victoria Lynch; Jeanne D Ringel
Related Documents :
10459375 - The effect of methodological differences in two survey's estimates of the percentage of...
20183905 - Measuring respiratory health in longitudinal social science surveys.
9274675 - Survey of use of thromboprophylaxis for routine total hip replacement by british orthop...
20190065 - Veterans' voices: use of the american customer satisfaction index (acsi) survey to iden...
19447945 - Current developments in accreditation and certification for health promotion and health...
16984895 - A proposed adaptation of the efqm fundamental concepts of excellence to health care bas...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2009-09-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health affairs (Project Hope)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1544-5208     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Aff (Millwood)     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303128     Medline TA:  Health Aff (Millwood)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  w991-1001     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abt Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The effectiveness of hysteroscopy in improving pregnancy rates in subfertile women without other gyn...
Next Document:  Exercise training decreases store-operated Ca2+entry associated with metabolic syndrome and coronary...