The Commonwealth Fund 2005 Biennial Health Insurance Survey

Award Amount: $260,700
Approval Date: April 12, 2005
Start Date: April 1, 2005
End Date: January 31, 2006
Princeton Survey Research Associates International
1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 305
Washington, Dist. of Columbia 20036
Principal Investigator: Mary E. McIntosh, Ph.D.

In 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003, Princeton Survey Research Associates International conducted national surveys for the Fund to assess the stability of adults' health insurance coverage, cost-related difficulties in accessing care, and the extent and impact of medical bill problems. Policymakers learned about the results of these important surveys through widely cited media reports and journal articles, as well as through testimony to Congress. A new survey will update information on coverage and access trends and explore emerging areas of policy concern, including the effect of high-deductible health plans and health savings accounts on lower-wage workers and people with chronic health conditions. This information, which is not available elsewhere, will inform both federal and state debate concerning the future of health insurance coverage.