Children's Health Insurance Patterns: A Review of the Literature. 3. CPS Health Insurance Measurement Issues

12/19/1997

When interpreting estimates of the uninsured done by researchers using the CPS, it is important to understand that these estimates are affected by various measurement issues that specifically pertain to the CPS data. These issues include the following: the time-frame of the CPS measures of health insurance, Medicaid underreporting, and survey undercoverage of the population.