2013 CFED Scorecard

Financial Assets & Income

Outcome Measures

Income Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty by Race

Asset Poverty by Gender

Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Liquid Asset Poverty Rate

Liquid Asset Poverty by Race

Liquid Asset Poverty by Gender

Liquid Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Extreme Asset Poverty Rate

Net Worth

Net Worth by Race

Net Worth by Income

Net Worth by Gender

Net Worth by Family Structure

Unbanked Households

Underbanked Households

Households with Savings Accounts

Consumers with Subprime Credit

Borrowers 90+ Days Overdue

Average Credit Card Debt

Bankruptcy Rate

Policy Priorities

Tax Credits for Working Families

State IDA Program Support

Lifting Asset Limits in Public Benefit Programs

Protections from Predatory Short-Term Loans

Additional Policies

Income Tax Threshold

Tax Burden by Income

Prize-Linked Savings

Paperless Payday

Trend Indicators

Change in Net Worth

Change in Asset Poverty

Change in Liquid Asset Poverty

Change in Consumers with Subprime Credit

Change in Average Credit Card Debt

Businesses & Jobs

Housing & Homeownership

Health Care

Education

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Uninsured Low-Income Parents

Reports & Graphics

Definition

Percentage of parents with income below 200% of poverty without health insurance, 2011.

Description

Health insurance is often out of reach for working, low-income parents, either because coverage is unavailable to them through their employer or on the private market, or it’s unaffordable. Since the inception of Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), states have expanded coverage for children through Medicaid and other programs. Adults in low-income families, however, often cannot qualify for public health insurance. For families without health coverage, inability to repay loans or credit card debt accumulated as part of payment for major medical expenses is a leading cause of bankruptcy.

The good news, however, is that with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more adults will have access to health care coverage, along with their children. The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to nearly all nonelderly individuals with incomes at or below 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL). According to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, if all states implement the expansion, an estimated additional 21.3 million people would enroll in Medicaid by 2022.


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Uninsured Low-Income Parents

StatePercent of Uninsured
Low-Income Parents (%)
Rank
United States  34.5%   
Alabama  36.1%  33 
Alaska  34.3%  29 
Arizona  32.8%  22 
Arkansas  40.1%  44 
California  37.6%  37 
Colorado  38.1%  41 
Connecticut  17.3% 
Delaware  18.2% 
District of Columbia  11.1% 
Florida  41.5%  47 
Georgia  41.8%  48 
Hawaii  13.3% 
Idaho  37.2%  35 
Illinois  26.5%  18 
Indiana  33.9%  26 
Iowa  26.4%  17 
Kansas  39.2%  42 
Kentucky  32.8%  23 
Louisiana  39.2%  42 
Maine  9.7% 
Maryland  24.4%  14 
Massachusetts  6.0% 
Michigan  23.6%  13 
Minnesota  20.8%  11 
Mississippi  36.5%  34 
Missouri  34.6%  30 
Montana  44.8%  50 
Nebraska  33.2%  24 
Nevada  41.1%  46 
New Hampshire  29.3%  20 
New Jersey  34.0%  28 
New Mexico  42.7%  49 
New York  20.4%  10 
North Carolina  38.1%  40 
North Dakota  24.4%  15 
Ohio  22.8%  12 
Oklahoma  40.7%  45 
Oregon  38.0%  39 
Pennsylvania  25.3%  16 
Rhode Island  18.8% 
South Carolina  36.0%  31 
South Dakota  30.4%  21 
Tennessee  28.0%  19 
Texas  54.0%  51 
Utah  34.0%  27 
Vermont  4.9% 
Virginia  33.8%  25 
Washington  37.5%  36 
West Virginia  36.1%  32 
Wisconsin  14.8% 
Wyoming  37.7%  38 

Source

2011 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2012.

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