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Indicator Report - Uninsured Non-elderly Individuals

Why Is This Important?

"There are an estimated 1.7 million uninsured individuals aged less than 65 years living in North Carolina. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), passed by Congress in April 2010, will extend affordable care to millions of uninsured individuals across the country. However, each state is tasked with implementation of the PPACA, which includes educating uninsured individuals about insurance options available to them and helping them to enroll. Increasing health insurance coverage will increase access to care, including clinical preventive services." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Non-Elderly Uninsured Individuals North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2010

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Data Notes

This measure is based on estimates derived from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The CPS ASEC is a national survey conducted by jointly by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. It provides state-level estimates of insurance coverage for individuals. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  U.S. Bureau of the Census 

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Definition

Non-elderly uninsured are those individuals aged less than 65 years who do not have health insurance.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of individuals less than 65 years of age not covered by health insurance during the year
Denominator: Total population less than 65 years of age

Page Content Updated On 06/01/2012, Published on 06/01/2012
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
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