Browsing jGPHA Volume 6, Number 2 (2016) by Authors
Disparities in health insurance coverage among children and young adults in Georgia and the U.S.Attell, Brandon; Georgia Health Policy Center (Georgia Public Health Association, 2016)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.