Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2004-2005
Newly updated with 2004-05 data, the Fund's annual chartbook once again provides an invaluable snapshot of the uninsured in New York—detailing income, employment status, age, and other demographic information, tracking the coverage distribution among workers and low-income New Yorkers, and estimating the number of uninsured New Yorkers who are eligible for public health insurance.
It is important to note that the data presented in this report differ from estimates in earlier reports because of revisions the Census Bureau has made to the Current Population Survey (CPS) and because of adjustments we have made to the data to try to more accurately represent the distribution of health insurance coverage. Specifically, we have adjusted the data to account for the underreporting of public coverage on the CPS. Both sets of changes resulted in a decrease in the estimated number of uninsured persons. (See the methodology section in the attached chartbook for a more detailed explanation of these changes.) Please also note that more recent overall Current Population Survey data are available at http://pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032007/health/toc.htm. We will update our detailed analysis of these data accordingly.