Current Health Benefits for Workers with Low and Moderate Incomes and Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act


The Affordable Care Act includes a range of provisions intended to improve the accessibility and affordability of health insurance for workers with low and moderate incomes. Using a microsimulation model, a RAND team will predict the effects of these provisions, which take effect in 2014, on workers' insurance status, source of coverage, and out-of-pocket health spending. The team will also analyze the law's impact on health coverage in the event the individual requirement to have health insurance is waived or repealed. The findings will inform the federal rule-writing process and the work of state policymakers charged with establishing insurance exchanges and expanding Medicaid eligibility.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
RAND Corporation
Principal Investigator:
Christine Eibner, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 12, 2011
Related Topics
Health Care Coverage

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