Based on a nationally representative, probability-based Internet panel, the HRMS provides quarterly data for approximately 7,400 nonelderly adults and 2,400 children on insurance coverage, access to health care, and health care affordability, along with special topics of relevance to current policy and program issues in each quarter. For example, HRMS data from summer 2013 show that more than 60 percent of those targeted by the health insurance exchanges struggle with understanding key health insurance concepts. This raises concerns about some people’s ability to evaluate trade-offs when choosing health insurance plans.
Assisting people as they attempt to enroll in health coverage will require targeted education efforts and staff to support those with low health insurance literacy.
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