Developing and assessing workable strategies to expand health insurance coverage

Although the number of uninsured individuals in the United States continues to grow--approximately 44 million were uninsured in 1998--this issue continues to assume a comparatively low public profile. One reason for the low level of public engagement may be the lack of a venue for developing and debating policy options, encouraging new approaches and fostering an intellectual climate dedicated to sustained effort on this issue. The purpose of this project is to establish a forum for developing, evaluating and disseminating creative ideas for health care reform through a dynamic policy development process. Essential elements will include the development of a range of coverage proposals, intensive evaluation and analysis of these ideas for coherence, completeness, cost and applicability within the real world, and the dissemination and promotion of these ideas.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $738,519.00

Awarded on: 2/15/2000

Time frame: 3/1/2000 - 5/31/2001

Grant Number: 37951


Economic and Social Research Institute

2100 M Street, N.W., Suite 605
Washington, 20037-1235


Jack A. Meyer
Project Director