Assessing the Impact of Public Policies on Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Wage and Nontraditional Workers

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The proportion of the U.S. workforce lacking health insurance or access to employer-sponsored coverage varies widely across states and communities. Disparities in access to job-based insurance are especially pronounced among low-wage workers. Through analysis of two household surveys conducted in 25 states since 1996, this project will evaluate the effectiveness of policy initiatives aimed at expanding the availability of health insurance for these employees. The study will also examine the market forces driving patterns of private coverage. Project findings will inform policymakers at the local, state, and national levels of the relative value of different approaches to improving coverage for working families.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
The Urban Institute
Principal Investigator:
Jack L. Hadley, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
$183,488.00
Approval Date:
November 14, 2000

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