Using currently available sources of health insurance data can be time consuming and cumbersome for both policymakers and researchers. In addition, tracking these estimates over time is an outright challenge. A new web-based tool, developed by researchers at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), allows quick and easy access to health insurance coverage estimates and trends. The SHADAC Data Center, being released today, allows users to:
- access U.S. Census Bureau data quickly and easily;
- utilize coverage trend data from 1987 to present, available for the first time using SHADAC’s exclusive enhanced estimates;
- translate data into customized tables and graphs that can be easily downloaded; and
- export data for use quickly, without the hassle of downloading new software.