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Publication Year: 2013

Symposium: Evaluating Health Care Reform: Are Federal and State Surveys Meeting the Need?

This symposium will focus on federal and state-level general population surveys and adjustments these surveys have made in the past couple of years to address information needs related to health reform policy.  Key survey changes have included sample improvements (e.g., increase in sample sizes for individual states, oversampling enhancements); expansions in survey questionnaire content specifically relevant to health reform (e.g., insurance coverage via a health insurance exchange); and attempts to expedite access to policy-relevant data for timely analysis and dissemination.  Our symposium will concentrate particularly on adjustments in questionnaire design and will summarize changes to U.S. Census Bureau and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys and health surveys conducted in select states in response to the new health reform environment. Three federal surveys will be addressed: the Current Population Survey (CPS), the American Community Survey (ACS), and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Our symposium will highlight the strengths and weaknesses across these surveys and discuss outstanding gaps in information needs related to monitoring and evaluating ACA and health reform efforts in general.

 
Publication Year: 2013

This report examines recent trends in employer-sponsored insurance at the national and state level, and it expands and updates our previous analysis. The report uses state-level data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS) for the coverage component of the analysis and data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) for the employer and cost components of the analysis.

Publication Year: 2013

This report examines recent trends in employer-sponsored insurance at the national and state level, and it expands and updates our previous analysis. The report uses state-level data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS) for the coverage component of the analysis and data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) for the employer and cost components of the analysis.

Publication Year: 2013

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) made a number of changes to the National Health Interview Survey questionnaire in response to new data requirements generated by the need to monitor the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on the health care system.  These changes were first implemented in the 2011 survey, were slightly modified in the 2012 survey, and are intended to be included in future year of the NHIS.  This brief describes these changes and how they will assist researchers and policymakers monitor and inform health reform.

Publication Year: 2012

SHADAC and SHARE Newsletter, December 12, 2012.