This chartbook summarizes the findings of the 2012 Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA) Enrollee Survey based on demographics; health characteristics; access and utilization of health coverage; experience with MCHA; topics in health reform; and potential outreach avenues for program administrators.
The charts in this report are designed to provide snapshots first of the overall MCHA population and then by more specific subpopulations such as income level, geographic residence, and plan deductible.
The figures in this report were created to present a more complete picture of the characteristics of the MCHA population and to aid program administrators in outreach efforts as enrollees transition from MCHA and into other insurance vehicles.
This working paper, prepared by SHADAC for the U.S. Census Bureau describes SHADAC's evaluation of experimental health insurance coverage questions for the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).
The Census Bureau developed a set of experimental health insurance coverage questions with the goals of improving the measurement of past year coverage and providing a richer set of coverage measures, including point-in-time coverage and duration of coverage measures. The experimental questions were fielded and contrasted with existing CPS and American Community Survey (ACS) questions in a test called the Survey of Insurance and Program Participation (SHIPP)
SHADAC evaluated the initial test that was conducted between March and May of 2010. The Census Bureau made improvements to the question series based on the results of this evaluation and conducted a content test in March 2013. Based on the results of this content test, the Census Bureau will make a final decision about implementing the re-designed question series later this year.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota