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Health Insurance Working Papers

Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded official Census Bureau publications.

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Working Paper
Updates to Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures and Medicare Premiums
This working paper discusses the updates made to the processing of out-of-pocket medical expenditures and Medicare premiums.

Working Paper
How did the questionnaire change affect health insurance estimates?
In 2018, the Census Bureau fielded a Split-Panel test of the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).

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Health Insurance in the United States: Evaluating the Effects of Changes in the CPS ASEC
This presentation describes estimates of health insurance coverage using the 2017 CPS ASEC Research File.

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Uninsurance Estimates from the Redesigned Current Population Survey
This paper evaluates the quality of imputation procedures in the redesigned CPS ASEC.

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Health Insurance and Health Status for Same-Sex Couples
Family diversity has been increasing in the United States over the last few decades, especially as same-sex marriage and same-sex parenthood become more common.

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Health Insurance Coverage in the 2017 CPS ASEC Research File
This paper describes key changes implemented in the new processing system and present health insurance coverage estimates.

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Health Insurance Coverage CPS: Estimates from the 2017 Research File
This paper compare health insurance coverage estimates between the CPS ASEC production and research files.


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