The Geographic Rating Area Dataset captures state decisions pertaining to geographic rating areas.
Qualified Health Plans are permitted to impose higher rates on individuals and families who live in areas where medical costs are higher, and each state is responsible for establishing the rating areas to be used for these purposes.
The Geographic Rating Area Dataset captures state decisions pertaining to geographic rating areas. It includes data on (1) the number of rating areas, (2) whether they are based on county, zip code, or metropolitan and non-metropolitan statistical areas, and (3) limitations on divisions within geographic areas. The dataset also contains variables focused on the relationship between geographic rating areas and state risk adjustment practices.
The Geographic Rating Areas Dataset is current as of February 14, 2014.
If you are using the Geographic Rating Areas Dataset for research purposes please cite the dataset as follows: Baker, T.; Town, R. (2014): Health Insurance Exchanges 2.0 Dataset. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Funding for HIX 2.0, and the Geographic Rating Area Dataset, was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The creation of the datasets is a work in progress. We welcome your suggestions. Please contact Gabbie Nirenburg at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or ideas for improvement in the datasets. The datasets are regularly updated and we will attempt to incorporate your comments.