The Commonwealth Biennial Health Insurance Survey—conducted every two years since 2001—will be fielded in the summer of 2014 to assess the early effects of the Affordable Care Act. By interviewing a nationally representative sample of 6,000 U.S. adults, along with oversamples of residents of the four most populous states, the survey will shine a light on early changes in the health coverage of U.S. working families, including the proportion of people who lack insurance or have gaps in their insurance, have difficulty affording needed care, or are paying off medical debt. It also will identify shifts in employer coverage and in the experience of people who gain coverage as a result of the reform law. The findings will provide policymakers and the media with one of the first broad-based assessments of the law’s national and state-level impacts on the health and financial security of Americans.
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