Policy Briefs

 

In addition to survey results, Urban Institute's Health Policy Center is producing a series of briefs drawing on the Health Reform Monitoring Survey, a quarterly survey of the nonelderly that is using Internet-based survey methods to monitor the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before data from federal government surveys are available.

 

The briefs provide information on health insurance coverage, access to and use of health care, health care affordability, and self-reported health status, as well as timely data on important implementation issues under the ACA.

 

Current briefs in the series:

 

How Patients Think about Their Health Care
September 15, 2017

 

Do Patients Trust Their Providers?
September 15, 2017

 

Patients Feel Comfortable Talking to Their Providers about Sensitive Issues, but Providers Don’t Often Ask
September 15, 2017

 

Adults Who Would Be Most Affected by ACA Repeal Support Keeping Core ACA Provisions
June 14, 2017

 

Poor Treatment by Health Care Providers and Staff Is More Common among Vulnerable Populations
October 24, 2016

 

Health Care Coverage, Access, and Affordability for Children and Parents: New Estimates from March 2016
September 14, 2016

 

Federally Qualified Health Centers’ Importance in the Safety Net Continues as Affordable Care Act Implementation Moves Ahead
August 26, 2016

 

Federally Qualified Health Center Users Continue to Have Limited Options for Health Care under Health Reform and Give Federally Qualified Health Centers Mixed Reviews
August 26, 2016

 

Employer-Sponsored Insurance Stays Strong, with No Signs of Decay under the ACA: Findings through March 2016
July 13, 2016

 

Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of March 2016
May 25, 2016

 

Health Care Access and Affordability among Low- and Moderate-Income Insured and Uninsured Adults under the Affordable Care Act
April 21, 2016

 

Time for a Checkup: Changes in Health Insurance Coverage, Health Care Access and Affordability, and Plan Satisfaction among Parents and Children between 2013 and 2015
January 6, 2016

 

Changes in Insurance Coverage, Access to Care, and Health Care Affordability for Women of Childbearing Age
October 27, 2015

 

A Look at Remaining Uninsured Adults as of March 2015
August 17, 2015

 

Employer Sponsored Insurance Continues to Remain Stable under the ACA: Findings from June 2013 through March 2015
June 3, 2015

 

Most Adults with Medical Debt Had Health Insurance at the Time the Debt Was Incurred
May 21, 2015

 

9.4 Million Fewer Families Are Having Problems Paying Medical Bills
May 21, 2015

 

Gains in Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of March 2015
April 16, 2015

 

Health Care Costs Are a Barrier to Care for Many Women
January 7, 2015

 

Taking Stock: Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of September 2014
December 3, 2014

 

Low Levels of Self-Reported Literacy and Numeracy Create Barriers to Obtaining and Using Health Insurance Coverage
October 27, 2014

 

A First Look at Children's Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA in 2014
September 9, 2014

 

Taking Stock: Health Insurance Coverage for Parents under the ACA in 2014
September 9, 2014

 

Navigating the Marketplace: How Uninsured Adults Have Been Looking for Coverage
July 29, 2014

 

Who Are the Remaining Uninsured as of June 2014?
July 29, 2014

 

Taking Stock at Mid-Year: Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of June 2014
July 29, 2014

 

Increase in Medicaid under the ACA Reduces Uninsurance, According to Early Estimates
June 25, 2014

 

Obtaining Information on Marketplace Health Plans: Websites Dominate but Key Groups Also Use Other Sources
June 9, 2014

 

Who Are the Newly Insured as of Early March 2014?
May 22, 2014

 

Early Estimates Indicate Rapid Increase in Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA: A Promising Start
April 15, 2014

 

Health Care Access and Cost Barriers for Adults with Physical or Mental Health Issues: Evidence of Significant Gaps as the ACA Marketplaces Opened their Doors
April 4, 2014

 

Who among the Uninsured Do Not Plan to Look for Health Insurance in the ACA Marketplaces?
March 21, 2014

 

Who Has Been Looking for Information in the ACA Marketplaces? Why? And How?
March 5, 2014

 

Looking Behind Opinion Polling on the Affordable Care Act
February 26, 2014

 

Large Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Literacy Signal Need for Targeted Education and Outreach
February 6, 2014

 

Most Adults Are Not Aware of Health Reform's Coverage Provisions
February 6, 2014

 

Expectations for Health Care Quality, Access, and Costs in 2014
February 4, 2014

 

Access and Affordability on the Verge of Health Reform
January 28, 2014

 

Pre-Reform Health Care Access and Affordability within the ACA's Medicaid Target Population
January 28, 2014

 

Pre-Reform Access and Affordability for the ACA's Subsidy-Eligible Population
January 28, 2014

 

Early ACA Market Reforms: Who Has Been Affected So Far?
January 21, 2014

 

What Health Insurance Coverage Changes Are the Uninsured Anticipating for 2014?
January 21, 2014

 

How the Currently Uninsured Perceive the Cost and Affordability of Health Insurance Coverage
January 7, 2014

 

Prior Experience with the Nongroup Health Insurance Market: Implications for Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act
January 7, 2014

 

Public Understanding of Basic Health Insurance Concepts on the Eve of Health Reform
December 18, 2013

 

Uninsured Adults Eligible for Medicaid and Health Insurance Literacy
December 18, 2013

 

Factors Influencing Health Plan Choice among the Marketplace Target Population on the Eve of Health Reform
December 18, 2013

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