Examination of Movements In and Out of Employer-Sponsored Insurance, NIHCM Foundation & Pennsylvania State University, September 2009.
This report describes the continued importance of ESI as the dominant source of coverage among non-elderly people, the relative stability of ESI compared to non-group and public coverage, the difficulty some ESI losers experience in regaining and holding onto insurance, and the importance of ESI as a path out of uninsurance, particularly for those with some recent history of private coverage. The report also investigates paths out of non-coverage for all people, whether uninsured due to loss of ESI or not.
With partial funding from the WellPoint Foundation, NIHCM Foundation released a new report, Understanding the Uninsured: Tailoring Policy Solutions for Different Subpopulations, that segments the uninsured according to their eligibility, income and whether they are a child, parent or childless adult. A range of policy options to extend coverage to adults are discussed, as well as options for reaching uninsured young adults and older adults who are not yet eligible for Medicare.
- Understanding the Uninsured: Tailoring Policy Solutions for Different Subpopulations, April 2008, 20 pp.
- Official Press Release, April 25, 2008
On August 29, 2006, the Census Bureau released it's Current Population Survey (CPS) estimates on the number of uninsured Americans. NIHCM Foundation prepared a Primer on the CPS Estimate in an effort to provide context and perspective.
Under a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NIHCM Foundation prepared an analysis, The Uninsured: A Study of Health Plan Initiatives and the Lessons Learned. The report presents a new analysis and framework for understanding the uninsured population, and examines in depth 13 private health plan initiatives designed to attract uninsured people.
Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S.: The New Census Bureau Numbers for 2000 and The Trend into 2001. A brief analysis of the Census Bureau's assessment of U.S. health insurance coverage in 1999 and 2000.
Young Adults and Health Insurance: An Analysis of Options to Expand Coverage (2001). Through a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, The NIHCM Foundation studied ways to increase health insurance among young adults. An estimated 30% of Americans aged 18 to 30 are uninsured.