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 Parents

Definition

Percentage of parents with income below 200% of poverty without health insurance, 2010.

Description

Health insurance is often out of reach of working, low-income parents, either because employer-sponsored coverage is unavailable or because the cost of private or employer-offered coverage is unaffordable. States have expanded coverage for children through Medicaid and other programs since the inception of Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), but adults in low-income families often cannot qualify for public health insurance. 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 Parents

StatePercent of Uninsured
Low-Income Parents (%)
Rank
United States  33.1%   
Alabama  36.0%  32 
Alaska  27.6%  20 
Arizona  29.8%  22 
Arkansas  43.0%  45 
California  34.7%  28 
Colorado  35.6%  29 
Connecticut  17.0% 
Delaware  15.7% 
District of Columbia  3.6% 
Florida  42.0%  43 
Georgia  44.0%  46 
Hawaii  14.0% 
Idaho  49.1%  50 
Illinois  26.0%  17 
Indiana  33.9%  27 
Iowa  26.6%  18 
Kansas  37.8%  38 
Kentucky  33.3%  24 
Louisiana  42.7%  44 
Maine  19.6%  10 
Maryland  22.7%  13 
Massachusetts  7.8% 
Michigan  24.6%  15 
Minnesota  19.0% 
Mississippi  36.1%  33 
Missouri  35.7%  31 
Montana  45.3%  48 
Nebraska  35.6%  30 
Nevada  45.9%  49 
New Hampshire  27.8%  21 
New Jersey  27.2%  19 
New Mexico  41.8%  42 
New York  20.8%  12 
North Carolina  37.1%  36 
North Dakota  33.0%  23 
Ohio  20.8%  11 
Oklahoma  44.0%  47 
Oregon  36.3%  34 
Pennsylvania  23.1%  14 
Rhode Island  17.7% 
South Carolina  37.0%  35 
South Dakota  37.3%  37 
Tennessee  24.8%  16 
Texas  51.8%  51 
Utah  40.9%  41 
Vermont  14.5% 
Virginia  33.6%  25 
Washington  33.8%  26 
West Virginia  40.5%  40 
Wisconsin  15.5% 
Wyoming  40.4%  39 

Source

2010 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2010. Data calculated by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

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