(I’ve been having outgoing mail issues, as well…)
Just a reminder to all that the single-year 2019 American Community Survey data was
released to the public on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
This is the fifteenth year of single-year ACS data (2005 to 2019). (Reminder that group
quarters data collection didn’t start until 2006.)
The data is actually under “embargo” (since 9/15/20), and only accessible to the media for
analysis. But that’s just a short two day window of opportunity to get the scoop, so to
Here’s a nice summary article, on health insurance coverage, by the nonpartisan Center on
Budget and Policy Priorities:
The bad news is that the share of the population without health insurance is up to 9.2
percent in 2019, compared to a historic low of 8.6 percent in 2016 and a historic high of
15.5 percent in 2010. (Health insurance was first collected in the ACS in 2008.)
And here’s the link to a 9/15/20 20-page report by the US Census Bureau on Health
Insurance Coverage in the US based on data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and
the American Community Survey (ACS).
Note that the 2019 CPS data was collected February through April 2020, just at the start
of our ongoing pandemic. I’d recommend reading both the CBPP and Census Bureau reports!!
If any of the national or local media has released any 2019 ACS results on
transportation-related topics, that would be useful to post here!
formerly of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (San Francisco, California).