Supplementary Table 1
Family Income of Working-Age Adults with Chronic Conditions by Selected Insurance Categories, 1999

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
All uninsured* 63.1 19,178
   Uninsured who have access to
   employer-sponsored insurance*
58.0 23,684
   Uninsured who have no
   access to employer-sponsored
64.3 18,163

* 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).