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Matthew Buettgens

Senior Fellow, Urban Institute Health Policy Center

Matthew Buettgens

Matthew Buettgens, Ph.D., is a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he is the mathematician leading the development of Urban’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM). HIPSM has been used to provide technical assistance for health reform implementation in Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Virginia, and Washington, as well as to the federal government. His research topics have included the costs and savings of health reform for both federal and state governments, state-by-state analysis of changes in health insurance coverage and the remaining uninsured, the effect of reform on employers, the role of the individual mandate, the affordability of coverage under health insurance exchanges, and the implications of age rating for the affordability of coverage. Dr. Buettgens received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.