The Commonwealth Fund 2018 Biennial Health Insurance Survey

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The Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey will be fielded in the second half of 2018 to assess overall trends in Americans’ insurance coverage, eight years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since 2001, the survey has provided an assessment of changes in the continuity of coverage and affordability of coverage and care, as well as changes in rates of underinsurance, cost-related access problems, medical bill problems, and medical debt for adults ages 19 and over. Fund staff also used the survey to assess the impact of policy proposals in 2017, including provisions in ACA repeal-and-replace bills and the tax bill. This project will provide federal and state policymakers and the media with an updated assessment of coverage and affordability two years into the Trump administration, which has taken a markedly different approach to ACA implementation and Medicaid policy than its predecessor. Findings on underinsurance will inform public- and private-sector stakeholders about the implications of benefit design for access and affordability. The survey will also be a tool for assessing implications of key provisions in policy proposals and new rules.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
SSRS
Principal Investigator:
Robyn Rapoport, M.A.
Award Amount:
$626,431.00
Approval Date:
April 10, 2018

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