Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Insurance on our minds. Here are some relevant maps and data

The health insurance vote in congress will happen soon. Here are some relevant map resources that should be of interest:

Census Health Insurance Percent Uninsured Maps - The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program was created to develop model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for counties and states. This developmental program builds on the work of the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program. Data on health insurance coverage for all counties are not currently available elsewhere. In the fall of 2009, the American Community Survey will release health insurance estimates for areas with a total population size of 65,000 or more.

View the Health Percent Uninsured Maps

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States - The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income in the United States fell 3.6 percent between 2007 and 2008, from $52,163 to $50,303. This breaks a string of three years of annual income increases and coincides with the recession that started in December 2007.

The nation's official poverty rate in 2008 was 13.2 percent, up from 12.5 percent in 2007. There were 39.8 million people in poverty in 2008, up from 37.3 million in 2007.

View the Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage Maps

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