Researchers utilized the Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM) to arrive at their findings. HIPSM is a comprehensive microsimulation model of the health insurance system that allows researchers to estimate cost and coverage implications of health policy decisions with real world data.
If the court sides with Texas and eliminates the ACA, the consequences will be felt throughout the U.S. health care system, with massive financial consequences for health care providers and households. Overturning the ACA would leave millions of people with reduced access to necessary medical care.
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The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.