Disparities in health insurance coverage among children and young adults in Georgia and the U.S.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621555
Title:
Disparities in health insurance coverage among children and young adults in Georgia and the U.S.
Authors:
Attell, Brandon
Abstract:
Background: In this brief report, I compare rates of health insurance coverage for children and young adults in Georgia and the United States. Methods: Utilizing data from the 2014 American Community Survey, I performed two-sample tests of weighted proportions for a variety of health insurance coverage indicators. Results: Although there is little difference between Georgia and the United States in the proportion of those covered by Medicare and Medicaid, in Georgia there are fewer individuals with private health insurance and more uninsured individuals. Conclusions: Progress toward universal coverage will require continued examination of insurance status at both the state and national level.
Affiliation:
Georgia Health Policy Center
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621555
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 2 (2016)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAttell, Brandonen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T22:54:12Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T22:54:12Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621555-
dc.description.abstractBackground: In this brief report, I compare rates of health insurance coverage for children and young adults in Georgia and the United States. Methods: Utilizing data from the 2014 American Community Survey, I performed two-sample tests of weighted proportions for a variety of health insurance coverage indicators. Results: Although there is little difference between Georgia and the United States in the proportion of those covered by Medicare and Medicaid, in Georgia there are fewer individuals with private health insurance and more uninsured individuals. Conclusions: Progress toward universal coverage will require continued examination of insurance status at both the state and national level.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjecthealth insurance coverageen
dc.subjectamerican community surveyen
dc.subjectaffordable care acten
dc.subjectmedicareen
dc.titleDisparities in health insurance coverage among children and young adults in Georgia and the U.S.en
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia Health Policy Centeren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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