At the Brink

Trends in America's Uninsured

This report is being released in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Cover the Uninsured Week (March 22 – March 28, 2009). Now in its seventh year, the campaign has become the largest nonpartisan mobilization in history seeking solutions for the 45.7 million Americans who are uninsured. Thousands of people will participate in hundreds of Cover the Uninsured Week community service and education events being held across the nation.

As part of the Week in 2009, the Foundation commissioned the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), located at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, to develop a comprehensive, state-by-state analysis on trends in health insurance coverage, premiums, and offer rates.