Exploring use of the American Community Survey to study insurance coverage as a tool to support health reform

This grant funds the ongoing development of a model, using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), to simulate state-by-state eligibility for adults and children under health reform. This simulation model will increase researchers' ability to accurately measure the number of uninsured adults and children in each state and provide reliable estimates of the proportion of the uninsured who are eligible for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and subsidized private coverage. The primary deliverable will be the simulation model, but the grantee will also likely produce policy briefs, reports and journal articles on the uninsured and the eligible population for policy makers and key stakeholders.

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Grant Details

Amount Awarded $600,000.00

Awarded on: 7/28/2010

Time frame: 8/1/2010 - 9/30/2012

Grant Number: 67931


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Genevieve M. Kenney
Project Director


Victoria Lynch
Project Director