Income Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in The United States
The United States offers a unique health system that has been subject to many policy changes over the past several decades. This paper examines the relationship between income poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States.
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This report analyses income poverty rates as a function of health insurance coverage in the United States. It is the first such study to show that for every 1% increase in the poverty rate, approximately 60,000 additional people fall below 150% FPL and into income poverty. The results indicate that without ACA coverage expansion, quite large numbers of low-income families will be unable to obtain health insurance coverage in 2016—and these numbers have been rising over time.
This paper explores whether or not income poverty and health insurance coverage are related in the United States. It further tests how geographic region, race/ethnicity, and gender affect poverty status, insurance coverage and healthcare access. In a survey of over 40,000 adults living in the U. S., it is found that: (1) Hispanic Americans are more likely than non-Hispanic Americans to be poor; (2) African Americans have lower rates of insurance; (3) women are more likely to be uninsured than men; and (4) there is a strong correlation between geography and health insurance access for different races/ethnicities.
Health insurance coverage is a key factor in the health and well-being of individuals and families. This paper analyzes to what extent income poverty has affected health insurance coverage trends in the United States. Income poverty is defined as being unable to afford a minimum level of living expenses without government assistance.
The most striking feature of the United States health insurance system is the historically large number of people with zero or inadequate coverage. They are also likely to be poorer than other Americans. This paper examines how this situation came to be, with a particular focus on income poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States.”
The report presents data on Americans living below the poverty line in a context where access to health insurance is limited. Religious institutions or other groups that provide health care may serve as part of the solution.
This project will provide a comprehensive collection of health insurance coverage and income poverty data at the state level. It will create a unique dataset by linking the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates for health insurance to the 2013 ACS five-year estimates for income (both in terms of reported income and poverty rates).
This study examines the relationships between income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States. More specifically, this study examines the relationship between a person’s income, their family’s income and their health insurance status.
In this article, we present state-level poverty rates for 2016, the most recent year for which data are available. The most recent national estimates of income poverty and health insurance coverage are presented. We use a regression discontinuity approach to assess how the presence and strength of public health insurance have changed over time.
We find that the rate of income poverty (below 50% to 100% of the poverty level) has increased since 2007, despite a slight decrease in the number of Americans living below the official poverty level. We also find that Health Insurance Coverage decreased after the Great Recession, but have since returned to pre-recession levels
This report focuses on the prevalence of income poverty among families with children in The United States. We find that 17.8% of these families live in income poverty, requiring government assistance to meet basic needs. In particular, 6.3% of children live in poverty—with 4.2% living in poor or very poor conditions—compared to 1.9% on average across OECD countries (as measured by GDP per capita).
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between income poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States.
This study examines income poverty and health insurance coverage by household size, geographic region and race/ethnicity.
This study examines the relationship between income poverty and health insurance coverage, using data from the 2007–2013 American Community Survey. The findings suggest that while income poverty and health insurance coverage are strongly correlated, they are not equally related.
Income poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States were examined among children and adult populations by state, sex and race/ethnicity. State-level income poverty rates based on census data were lower than previously reported but remained relatively high and widespread in 2000.
This report examines how low-income people who lack health insurance coverage are affected by the many laws aimed at reducing their income poverty.
The United States has the highest rate of income poverty in the developed world, and one of the highest rates of health insurance coverage among working-age Americans. The U.S. Census Bureau defines poverty as an annual household income below Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) guidelines. Rates of absolute poverty have increased substantially since the 1960s, while those who would be considered “near poor” or “poor” have over 85% coverage by health insurance plans.
This chapter examines the growing income poverty problem in the United States. Sociologists widely agree that when people live in poverty, their health suffers and they are more likely to be admitted to a hospital or die of a major illness. But what causes this increase in income poverty?
We analyzed the association between poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States from 2011 through 2015. Our findings suggest these services are essential for low-income individuals and families, who would improve their physical, mental, and overall well-being if their access to care increased. We further found that Medicaid expansion has improved access to health insurance among low-income adults.
This publication examines the income poverty threshold for the year 2002, along with information on the uninsured population in the United States.
What are the health consequences of income poverty in the United States? This study examines the effect of income poverty on health insurance coverage and its association with chronic conditions.
The United States is a very wealthy country, but some people are still not able to afford health insurance. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control Health Insurance Coverage estimates, this paper presents new estimates of income poverty and health insurance coverage for the U.S. population overall and at the state level, 2004-2014.
This paper empirically investigates the relationship between income poverty, health insurance coverage and mortality in the United States using data from multiple years. Our results suggest that poor people living in poor communities are at an advantage when it comes to retaining their health insurance coverage.