Examining the characteristics of adults eligible for Medicaid and subsidized coverage under health reform

The Foundation's program, State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), was designed to support research and evaluation of state health reform initiatives and develop an evidence base for future state and federal reform initiatives.This project will examine the characteristics of adults made newly eligible for Medicaid and subsidized coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation, which follows cohorts of individuals and families over time, the grantee will seek to answer the following four questions: (1) What is the extent of movement into and between the income-determined Medicaid and subsidy groups defined by PPACA? (2) What are the characteristics of the populations in these groups (e.g., demographics, employment status, enrollment in other public programs, current use of health services, and health and disability status)? (3) What characteristics and factors affect movement into and between groups? and (4) What is the impact of economic factors on movement into and between groups? The study will use both descriptive analysis and formal econometric modeling to address these questions. Because timeliness is important, the grantee will produce several interim briefs and reports on findings, in addition to peer-reviewed journal articles.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $173,844.00

Awarded on: 8/5/2010

Time frame: 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

Grant Number: 68069


Williams College

P.O. Box 624
Williamstown, 01267-0624


Lara D. Shore-Sheppard
Project Director