NOV. 22, 2022 – The U.S. Census Bureau today released a brief on health insurance coverage and the rate of uninsured in the United States by race and Hispanic origin. The brief uses 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates to describe how health care coverage — whether people have health insurance as well as the type of coverage they hold — varies across groups.
The report shows that disparities in health coverage by race and Hispanic origin persist despite data showing that differences in the uninsured rate between White, non-Hispanic individuals under the age of 65 and members of other race and Hispanic origin groups narrowed after provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were implemented in 2014.
The ACS is a nationwide survey designed to provide timely and reliable data every year on the demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics of the nation, states, counties and other localities. More information on the ACS sample design and other topics is available on the Census Bureau’s ACS webpage.
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