Characteristics of Remaining Uninsured Men and Potential Strategies to Reach and Enroll them in Health Coverage

Issue Brief
  1. This brief is based on Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of the 2015 Current Population Survey, combined with other data sources; 2014 is the most recent year with full data required for this analysis. We estimate coverage and eligibility as of early 2015, which is prior to the end of the 2015 Marketplace open enrollment period, but this brief reflects state Medicaid expansion decisions as of January 2016. An overview of the methodology underlying the analysis can be found in the Methods box at the end of the data note at: https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/new-estimates-of-eligibility-for-aca-coverage-among-the-uninsured/.

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  2. Melissa Majerol, Vann Newkirk, and Rachel Garfield, The Uninsured: A Primer: Key Facts About Health Insurance and the Uninsured in the Era Of Health Reform(Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Nov. 2015), https://www.kff.org/uninsured/report/the-uninsured-a-primer-key-facts-about-health-insurance-and-the-uninsured-in-the-era-of-health-reform/.

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  3. The Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts. Data Source: Kaiser Family Foundation estimates based on the Census Bureau's March 2015 Current Population Survey (CPS: Annual Social and Economic Supplements), “Health Insurance Coverage of Men 19-64” accessed February 22, 2016, https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/nonelderly-adult-men/.

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  4. The Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts. Data Source: Current status for each state is based on KCMU tracking and analysis of state executive activity, “Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision” accessed March 4, 2016, https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/.

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  5. RTI International, “Linking Low-Income Fathers to Health Coverage” (presentation, sponsored by Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Jan. 13, 2016).

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  6. PerryUndem Research/Communication, “Open Enrollment Round 2: Insights from Uninsured Individuals about Enrolling in Health Coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace” (presentation, Oct. 2014).

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  7. Samantha Artiga, Jennifer Tolbert, and Robin Rudowitz, Year Two of the ACA Coverage Expansions: On-the-Ground Experiences from Five States, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2015), https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/year-two-of-the-aca-coverage-expansions-on-the-ground-experiences-from-five-states/.

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  8. RTI International, Linking Low-Income Men to Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace, (Washington, DC: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Nov. 2015), https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/156566/LIM_fathers_brief.pdf.

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  9. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Key Lessons from Medicaid and CHIP for Outreach and Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2013), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/key-lessons-from-medicaid-and-chip-for-outreach-and-enrollment-under-the-affordable-care-act/.

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  10. RTI International, “Linking Low-Income Fathers to Health Coverage” (presentation, sponsored by Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Jan. 13, 2016).

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  11. PerryUndem Research/Communication, “Open Enrollment Round 2: Insights from Uninsured Individuals about Enrolling in Health Coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace” (presentation, Oct. 2014).

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  12. Ibid.

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  13. RTI International, “Linking Low-Income Fathers to Health Coverage” (presentation, sponsored by Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Jan. 13, 2016).

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