Study of state high-risk pools' impact on access to health insurance

The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.This grant supports a study to assess the use of state risk pools to increase access to health insurance and how they might be restructured to improve their performance. The study will use program records, claims, and enrollment data from each of seven state risk pools to analyze: (1) characteristics and utilization experience of enrollees; (2) disenrollment experience; (3) patterns of utilization and expenditures over time for enrollees considered to be otherwise "uninsurable"; and (4) types and effects of managed care being employed by the pools. This study represents the first cross-state empirical analysis of state risk pools. The objective is to provide policymakers with information that can be used to guide their decisions regarding state subsidies for the medically uninsurable and insurance market reforms.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $405,633.00

Awarded on: 10/24/1991

Time frame: 12/1/1991 - 11/30/1994

Grant Number: 19190


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

400 Market Street, Suite 205
Chapel Hill, 27516-4028


Sally C. Stearns
Project Director