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September 30, 2019

Who was uninsured in Cuyahoga County in 2018?

In 2018, more than 70,000 Cuyahoga County residents did not have health insurance coverage, making up 5.7 percent of the population. These results come from just-released data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The county’s uninsured rate was significantly lower than Ohio’s rate (6.5 percent) and the rate in the United States (8.9...

September 24, 2018

Do Differences in Reporting of Live Births Affect Comparability of Infant Mortality Rates?

Infant mortality is used as an indicator of child and maternal health, and also an indicator of the quality of the health of a community’s residents. The infant mortality rate is calculated using two components: deaths within the first year of life, compared to the number of live births. Fetal deaths, sometimes referred to as...

September 17, 2018

New Census data shows what happened to income, poverty and the uninsured rate

Newly released reports from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that median household income increased in the United States between 2016 and 2017, and the poverty rate declined in the same period. The percent of Americans without health insurance did not change significantly between 2016 and 2017. Median household income nationally in 2017...

September 12, 2017

New Census Data Show Income Increased, and Poverty and Uninsured Declined in 2016

Newly released reports from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that median household income increased in the United States between 2015 and 2016, and the poverty rate and the percent of people without health insurance declined in the same period. Median household income nationally in 2016 was $59,039, an increase from 2015 of...

April 12, 2017

Earned Income Tax Credit Lifts Families Out of Poverty

Enacted in 1975, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has encouraged and rewarded work over welfare by supplementing working-poor families’ income through the tax system. The amount of the credit is graduated according to family income and composition. For example, a married couple filing jointly with two children and an earned income of $15,000...