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

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

Businesses & Jobs

Housing & Homeownership

Health Care

Education

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Uninsured Low-Income Children

Definition

Percentage of children under 18 years of age at or below 200% of the federal poverty line without health insurance, 2010.

Description

States have expanded coverage for children through Medicaid and other programs since the inception of Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), and as a result, children have the lowest uninsured rate of any population. Many uninsured children actually qualify for public health insurance, and states could do greater outreach and streamline enrollment to enroll more eligible children. Health insurance provides important protection for a household’s assets; for families without health coverage, particularly the low-income, major medical expenses paid for through credit cards or other forms of debt is a leading cause of bankruptcy.

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Uninsured Low-Income Children

StatePercent of Uninsured
Low-Income Children (%)
Rank
United States  11.7%   
Alabama  8.6%  24 
Alaska  12.3%  35 
Arizona  17.3%  48 
Arkansas  7.8%  18 
California  12.9%  39 
Colorado  17.2%  47 
Connecticut  5.7% 
Delaware  6.7%  10 
District of Columbia  2.4% 
Florida  17.2%  46 
Georgia  13.8%  41 
Hawaii  5.0% 
Idaho  15.3%  44 
Illinois  6.7%  11 
Indiana  12.7%  38 
Iowa  7.2%  14 
Kansas  14.3%  43 
Kentucky  7.8%  19 
Louisiana  6.2% 
Maine  5.3% 
Maryland  7.7%  17 
Massachusetts  2.2% 
Michigan  5.7% 
Minnesota  12.0%  32 
Mississippi  9.8%  28 
Missouri  8.6%  25 
Montana  15.5%  45 
Nebraska  8.9%  26 
Nevada  25.8%  51 
New Hampshire  7.6%  16 
New Jersey  10.5%  29 
New Mexico  13.0%  40 
New York  7.0%  12 
North Carolina  11.2%  31 
North Dakota  12.5%  37 
Ohio  8.4%  22 
Oklahoma  12.0%  33 
Oregon  12.4%  36 
Pennsylvania  8.3%  21 
Rhode Island  8.2%  20 
South Carolina  12.2%  34 
South Dakota  14.2%  42 
Tennessee  7.4%  15 
Texas  19.0%  50 
Utah  18.0%  49 
Vermont  1.9% 
Virginia  10.5%  30 
Washington  9.4%  27 
West Virginia  5.6% 
Wisconsin  8.4%  23 
Wyoming  7.1%  13 

Source

2010 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2010.

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