Health Insurance Policy

Center researchers have evaluated the effects of health care reform and new health insurance strategies, including high-deductible health plans and nonpayment policies for potentially preventable adverse events. Specific studies include:

  • The Understanding Preferences for Insurance Coverage (U-PIC) study, which is an AHRQ-funded project that examines the decision making and experiences of enrollees in non-group insurance plans in and outside health insurance exchanges in three states.
  • A study that found that nearly half of families with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans report experiencing financial burden due to health care costs, and that adults and children in high-deductible plans were more likely to report delayed or forgone care due to cost than those in traditional plans.
  • One of the first studies of the experiences of families obtaining insurance coverage through a Health Insurance Exchange as part of health reform in Massachusetts, which is evaluating health plan decision making, financial burden, and patient-provider discussion about health care costs.
  • Evaluation of the Medicare policy of non-payment for preventable complications on rates of hospital-acquired infections using billing and NHSN data.


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For more information on the Center's work please contact Ryan Walsh