The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) has updated two key resources on health coverage and the uninsured to reflect data for 2011 that was released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The updated resources include:
- Five Facts About the Uninsured Population, an issue brief that provides basic facts to explain why tens of millions of people in America lack health coverage and how being uninsured affects their health and financial security.
- The Uninsured and The Difference Health Insurance Makes, a fact sheet that describes the characteristics of the uninsured and explains recent trends in this population. It also examines the difference that health insurance can make and how health reform is expected to cover millions more people.