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Health Insurance Working Papers

Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded official Census Bureau publications.

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Working Paper
Response Error & the Medicaid Undercount in the CPS
Examines the Medicaid undercount in the 2007-2011 CPS ASEC compared to enrollment data from the Medicaid Statistical Information System.

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Medicare Coverage and Reporting
Estimates the extent to which individuals misreport their Medicare coverage.

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Changes in Medical Out-of-Pocket Expenditures over 2013-2014
This paper uses the 2014-2015 CPS Annual Social and Economic Supplement to consider changes in medical out-of-pocket expenditures over 2013-2014.

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A Review of the Redesign of the CPS Health Insurance Questions

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New Estimates of Offer and Take-up of Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Analysis uses new questions in the CPS ASEC to examine rates of offer and take-up of employer-sponsored health insurance over early 2014 and early 2015.

Working Paper
Health insurance disparities and the Affordable Care Act
Disparities in health insurance between social and demographic subgroups decreased as many provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

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How did the Affordable Care Act affect workers in 2014
This analysis explores the shift in health insurance coverage for workers.

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Measuring marriage rates over time
This work considers how data on marriage stocks and flows, and results suggest the two measures yield divergent results in terms of sign and significance.

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How did the questionnaire change affect health insurance estimates?
In 2015, two versions of the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) were fielded.


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