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AHRQ Stats: Disparities in Insurance Coverage Among Mothers at Time of Birth

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The percentage of Hispanic mothers who were uninsured at the time of birth decreased by 9.9 percentage points between 2008-2013 and 2014-2019. Uninsured rates dropped by 4.6 percentage points among non-Hispanic Black mothers and 2.8 percentage points among non-Hispanic White mothers in that same time frame.

A new AHRQ statistical brief – STATISTICAL BRIEF #547: Insurance Status of Mothers at the Time of Birth, by Demographic Characteristics, 2008-19 – looks at the insurance status of mothers at the time of birth, before and after the introduction of the ACA. Specifically, relying on the Full-Year Consolidated files for the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) between 2008 and 2019, we describe the insurance status of mothers by the following demographic characteristics: age, race/ethnicity, highest level of education, and percent of the federal poverty level. We define the pre-ACA period as 2008 through 2013, and the post-ACA period as 2014 through 2019.

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