This study will examine the impact of providing public insurance coverage to a low-income population in Oregon. Beginning in April 2008, the state will use a lottery to enroll low-income adults into its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan. The lottery process will act as a natural experiment, allowing the research team to establish a causal link between insurance coverage and a range of outcome variables. The grantee will use ongoing surveys to examine how access to care, health-related expenses and health outcomes vary over time among the lottery's winners and losers. A final report will be completed at the end of the project and findings will be distributed through the Oregon Health Research and Evaluation Collaborative.
Amount Awarded $247,925.00
Awarded on: 4/21/2008
Time frame: 5/1/2008 - 2/28/2011
Grant Number: 64301
General Services Building
1225 Ferry Street, S.E., 1st Floor
Salem, OR, 97310-1300