Assessing the Need for a New Household Panel Study: Health Insurance and Health Care.

TitleAssessing the Need for a New Household Panel Study: Health Insurance and Health Care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLevy, HG
JournalJournal of Economic and Social Measurement
Volume40
Issue1-4
Pagination341-356
Date Published2015
ISSN Number0747-9662
KeywordsHealthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance, Meta-analyses, Panel studies
Abstract

This paper considers the availability of data for addressing questions related to health insurance and health care and the potential contribution of a new household panel study. The paper begins by outlining some of the major questions related to policy and concludes that survey data on health insurance, access to care, health spending, and overall economic well-being will likely be needed to answer them. The paper considers the strengths and weaknesses of existing sources of survey data for answering these questions. The paper concludes that either a new national panel study, an expansion in the age range of subjects in existing panel studies, or a set of smaller changes to existing panel and cross-sectional surveys, would significantly enhance our understanding of the dynamics of health insurance, access to health care, and economic well-being.

DOI10.3233/JEM-150408
Alternate JournalJ Econ Soc Meas
Citation Key8941
PubMed ID27279677
PubMed Central IDPMC4894744
Grant ListK01 AG034232 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P01 AG029409 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD069609 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD041028 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States