Using the National Health Interview Survey to Evaluate State Health Reform - Findings from New York and Massachusetts
September 1, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join us as SHADAC Senior Economist Sharon Long presents findings from her research using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to evaluate state health reform in New York and Massachusetts, looking at the impact of reform on health insurance coverage and on health care access and utilization. Through this analysis, Dr. Long will compare the gains resulting from an incremental reform initiative (New York’s Family Health Plus and Healthy New York expansion from the early 2000s) with those from a comprehensive reform initiative (Massachusetts’ 2005 initiative). This analysis will also facilitate an exploration of the feasibility of using national survey data to examine the impacts of health reform in individual states, given issues such as small sample sizes and delays in data availability.
Audrey Gasteier, Director of Health Systems Policy and the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, will serve as the respondent to Dr. Long’s presentation. Ms. Gasteier will speak from a state perspective on the need for data to support state policy-making and evaluations related to health reform, discussing Massachusetts’ experience in this area.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.