In this report, we use data from ongoing federal surveys of individuals and employers to examine trends in health insurance coverage across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We use data from the SHADAC-Enhanced Current Population Survey (CPS) for calendar years 1999, 2000, 2007 and 2008 to measure the coverage type of individuals. Data are averaged across two years 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 to ensure more stable estimates. Data on employers-sponsored health insurance premiums and offer rates, over the years 1999-2001 and 2008 come from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC). These data, collected and distributed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provide national- and state-level detail not available from other data sources.
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