Among working-age adults with chronic conditions, those who lack health insurance have much lower family incomes than those covered by employer-sponsored insurance.
|Percent low income a||Average family income ($)|
|Covered by employer-sponsored insurance||15.7||57,176|
| Uninsured who have access to
| Uninsured who have no
access to employer-sponsored
* All differences from estimates for population covered by employer-sponsored insurance are statistically significant at P<.05 level.
a. Low income is defined as family income less than 200 percent of federal poverty level.
Source: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 1998-99
These results are linked to the analysis in Tu, Ha T. and Marie C. Reed, Options for Expanding Health Insurance for People with Chronic Conditions, Issue Brief No. 50, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, D.C. (February 2002).