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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
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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.
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