News Conference: Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S., 2018


Full news conference from the Census Bureau’s studio on 9/10/19

Streamed live on Sep 10, 2019

Presentation starts at 2:06. Q&A starts at 33:31

The U.S. Census Bureau held an online news conference to announce the findings from three reports: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018, and The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2018.

Important erratum note for the Supplemental Poverty Measure discussed in this webcast at 6:57, 19:55-25:06, 32:50, 53:30

Erratum Note:

Oct. 11, 2019 – Due to an error in our tax model, tax units with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) below $12,000 were inadvertently not run through the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) portion of the tax model. As a result, 2,435 tax units did not receive this refundable credit, which changed the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) poverty status of about 600 individuals (or 0.3% of the weighted population). This error changed our top-level SPM estimate from 13.1% for 2018 to 12.8%. Using either set of estimates, the change between 2017 and 2018 was not significant overall or for any of the major age categories. All SPM estimates have been revised accordingly.

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