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Health Insurance

The ACS has a number of questions that deal with health insurance and many corresponding tables.

Overview

The American Community Survey added questions about health insurance in 2008. Edits were made to the health care questions in 2009 that make direct comparison with the first year responses impossible without adjustments. In 2012, tables were added to count health insurance coverage for people aged 19 to 25.

The simplest source for data about coverage is table C27001. This table divides males and females into three age brackets: children (under 18), senior citizens (65 and older), and adults (18-64). For each combination of sex and age, there are simply two columns: covered, or not covered. The B27001 table provides finer grained detail, with nine age brackets. These tables are also provided in the nine standard racial iterations.

Tables B27002/C27002 through B27009/C27009 are structured indentically, but only count specific types of coverage. There are no racial iterations for these tables.

Code Title
B27001†‡ Health Insurance Coverage Status by Sex by Age
B27002 Private Health Insurance Status by Sex by Age
B27003 Public Health Insurance Status by Sex by Age
B27004 Employer-based Health Insurance by Sex by Age
B27005 Direct-purchase Health Insurance by Sex by Age
B27006 Medicare Coverage by Sex by Age
B27007 Medicaid/Means-tested Public Coverage by Sex by Age
B27008 Tricare/Military Health Coverage by Sex by Age
B27009 VA Health Care by Sex by Age
B27010 Types of Health Insurance Coverage by Age
B27011 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Employment Status by Age
B27012 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Work Experience by Sex by Age
B27013 Private Health Insurance by Work Experience by Sex by Age
B27014 Public Health Insurance by Work Experience by Sex by Age
B27015 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Household Income in the Past 12 Months (In 2012 Inflation-adjusted Dollars)
B27016 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Ratio of Income to Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months by Age
B27017 Private Health Insurance by Ratio of Income to Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months by Age
B27018 Public Health Insurance by Ratio of Income to Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months by Age
B27019 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Age by Educational Attainment
B27020 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Citizenship Status
B27021 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type by Living Arrangement
B27022 Health Insurance Coverage Status by Sex by Enrollment Status for Young Adults Aged 19 to 25
B27023 Private Health Insurance by Sex by Enrollment Status for Young Adults Aged 19 to 25
Table also available in "collapsed" version: change "B" to "C" for table code.
Tables B27001, C27001 also available in racial iterations.