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eriu: Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured
ERIU's website has a new home, While the ERIU project has ended, ERIU research papers, Fast Facts and other website content remain available at our new location.
Initiating and disemminating research to spark new policy discussion on health coverage issues.
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Fast Facts Tables

Fast Fact tables are compiled by ERIU and contain useful coverage information for various subpopulations from several data sets. We use data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to look at variables of interest related to the uninsured.

Access fast facts data on the uninsured here.

Our search feature allows you to produce custom tables by data source, year, population, and reference period (point in time, all year, ever in year). Trend data are also available.



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