2010 Census Data News Story Roundup
On Tuesday this week, the Census Bureau released the 2010 Population Survey Data. Since that time, our tweetstream has been flooded with different links to blog posts, news stories, and reports about the data contained within.
At the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health), we’ve been particularly interested in what the data show about the state of the uninsured, both at a federal and a state level.
Why do we care about that? We want to improve the health status of everyone in Connecticut – but not having health insurance can pose a barrier to care. Uninsured people have a tendency to put off preventative care…and then when they get sick, they get really sick. They end up in the emergency room. That’s not an improved health status by any means.
In short, we’ve been reading a lot across the web, and wanted to share our reading list with you.
- Health Insurance in Connecticut: Summary of 2010 U.S. Census Current Population Survey Data:
Our grantee Connecticut Voices for Children nearly immediately combed through the data and put out this report.
- Slight Increase in Uninsured in 2010: Our grantee the CT Mirror reported on the survey data, and also interviewed Sharon Langer of CT Voices to get her view.
- Census: More Adults without Health Insurance in CT: This story shares the data and discusses the implications of not having health insurance.
- Census Says Number of Uninsured Increase Slightly in CT: from CT New Junkie.
- Preliminary Census Figures: Connecticut’s Uninsured Population Remained Flat Between 2009 and 2010 – Matthew Sturdevant on his Hartford Courant blog discusses both state and federal data.
- Poverty rate up in U.S., median household income down, census shows (document, database) The New Haven Register looks at the poverty rate and income which also plays a critical role in health.
These are the stories we’ve been sharing internally about the census data – but what have you been reading? What’s your view? What’s the implication for government health insurance programs and for health care reform?
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