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How Do the U.S. Census Bureau's New Uninsured Numbers Stack up Against Other Estimates?

September 24, 2009
On
September 10, 2009, the Census Bureau released
its annual estimates from the Current Population
Survey (CPS) of the number and percentage of
Americans who lacked health insurance coverage
in calendar year 2008. On September 22, 2009,
the Bureau posted the fi rst-ever uninsured estimates
derived from the American Community
Survey (ACS), refl ecting the number and percent
of individuals who reported being uninsured at
the time of the 2008 survey. The publication of
data from both federal surveys follows the release
of uninsured data from Colorado’s own 2008-09
Colorado Household Survey. How do the uninsured
estimates from the three sources compare?

OnSeptember 10, 2009, the Census Bureau released its annual estimates from the Current PopulationSurvey (CPS) of the number and percentage ofAmericans who lacked health insurance coveragein calendar year 2008. On September 22, 2009,the Bureau posted the first-ever uninsured estimates derived from the American CommunitySurvey (ACS), reflecting the number and percent of individuals who reported being uninsured atthe time of the 2008 survey. The publication of data from both federal surveys follows the release of uninsured data from Colorado’s own 2008-09Colorado Household Survey. How do the uninsured estimates from the three sources compare?

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