Providing evidence for policy-making on price responsiveness among consumers choosing a health plan

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.The purpose of this project is to provide researchers and policy analysts with information that will enable them to easily and effectively apply the results of literature on consumer price responsiveness in health plan choice to policy simulations. The researchers will (1) review and synthesize the literature on consumer price responsiveness in health plan choice; (2) summarize the key features of existing studies that produce an estimate of health plan price responsiveness; (3) express price responsiveness consistently across studies; (4) determine what factors explain differences across studies in estimates of price responsiveness; and (5) develop recommendations for policy analysts choosing parameter estimates for simulations. Deliverables will include a project work plan, semi-annual narrative and financial reports, a final narrative and financial report, and a final policy summary. The grantee will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication as part of the deliverables for this grant.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $136,935.00

Awarded on: 3/4/2009

Time frame: 4/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

Grant Number: 65816


Stanford University School of Medicine

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, 94305-5119


Laurence C. Baker
Project Director


Anne Beeson Royalty
Project Director