Factors contributing to differences in survey estimates include conceptual differences in measures of uninsurance, reference period, difference in survey questions, and missing data and imputation. While no estimate is perfect, each survey is an important resource for estimating the number of uninsured. Together the surveys provide a wealth of information about uninsurance.
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The University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), which helps states monitor rates of health insurance coverage and understand factors associated with uninsurance, conducted this analysis.