Category Archives: Health Care

The Health Care Picture for the Uninsured

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Written by: Brett O’Hara In general, a doctor’s visit is a fairly standard event, as about three in four adults made a trip to a medical provider at least once during 2010.  If you lack health insurance, however, the picture … Continue reading

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2011 American Community Survey Estimates Tell Us about our Communities

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Written by: James B. Treat Do you want to know more about statistics for your local community, such as educational attainment, how many people have health insurance, poverty rates or commute times? Have you ever wondered what the median income … Continue reading

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Uninsured Rate for Young Adults Drops Sharply

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Written by: Brett O’Hara Every year, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey asks respondents whether they had any health insurance coverage during the previous calendar year. Collected since 1987, these statistics are the longest series that measure health insurance coverage … Continue reading

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Tracking Health Insurance Trends for Small Counties

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Written by: Wes Basel Today, the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program released estimates for 2010 of the number of insured and uninsured for counties and states nationwide. The program also provides a Web-based interactive tool that allows you … Continue reading

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The Age and Disability Paradox

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Written by: Matthew Brault This week, the Census Bureau released the report “Americans with Disabilities: 2010,” which showed that 18.7 percent of the population has a disability. While this percentage remained unchanged from 2005 to 2010, the number of disabled … Continue reading

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