Children's Health Insurance Patterns: A Review of the Literature. D. OTHER ESTIMATES OF THE UNINSURED


The CPS and the SIPP are the most commonly used surveys to measure the health insurance status of individuals, primarily because of their large sample sizes, rich economic and demographic data, and repetition on a regular basis. Nevertheless, other surveys, which are generally smaller than the CPS and the SIPP, have been conducted that measure the health insurance status of individuals. One of the principal values of these other surveys is that they help to validate results from the CPS and the SIPP. Below, we present the estimates of the uninsured using four other data sources: (1) the National Health Interview Survey, (2) the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, (3) the Community Tracking Study, and (4) the Kaiser/Commonwealth Survey of Americans. A summary of these estimates is presented in Table II.6.