Federal surveys relied on by researchers and policymakers for estimates of the uninsured population have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially influencing the accuracy of their estimates. This report analyzes evidence from a variety of data sources, including surveys and administrative data, which collectively indicate that the number of uninsured people in the U.S. did not change substantially during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Results also suggest that Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment have continued to grow in 2021, playing an important role in preventing widespread coverage loss during the pandemic.
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- The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Major HHS Data Systems
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- The Remaining Uninsured: Geographic and Demographic Variation
- State, County, and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population: Prevalence and Key Demographic Features
- Trends in the U.S. Uninsured Population, 2010-2020