CBO released updated projections of health insurance coverage for people under age 65 in the journal Health Affairs.
Methods for Analyzing Health Insurance Coverage
In CBO and JCT’s projections, net federal subsidies in 2022 for insured people under age 65 are $997 billion. In 2032, that annual amount is projected to reach $1.6 trillion.
- PresentationHISIM2: The Health Insurance Simulation Model Used in Preparing CBO’s July 2021 Baseline Budget Projections
HISIM2 is an updated version of the model CBO uses to generate estimates of health insurance coverage and premiums for people under age 65.
- Blog Post
CBO explains how it analyzes proposals for single-payer health care systems that would be based on Medicare’s fee-for-service program.
- Working PaperHow CBO Analyzes the Costs of Proposals for Single-Payer Health Care Systems That Are Based on Medicare’s Fee-for-Service Program: Working Paper 2020-08
CBO describes the methods it has developed to analyze the federal budgetary costs of proposals for single-payer health care systems that are based on the Medicare fee-for-service program.
In 2019, about 12 percent of people under 65 were not enrolled in a health insurance plan or a government program that provides financial protection from major medical risks. In this report, CBO describes that uninsured population.
CBO uses HISIM2 to model firms’ decisions to offer health insurance and households’ decisions to enroll in health insurance. This slide deck describes the analytical methods used in HISIM2 to model firms’ decisions in CBO’s most recent baseline budget projections.
This infographic outlines the process when CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) are tasked with analyzing major legislative proposals that would affect health insurance choices for people under age 65. Together, CBO and JCT develop a cost estimate that reflects the middle of the distribution of potential outcomes.
- Blog Post
CBO released four products that, in combination, explain how the agency uses its new health insurance simulation model, HISIM2, to generate estimates of health insurance coverage and premiums for people under age 65.
This report explains how CBO defines health insurance coverage, describes how CBO combines data from various sources to produce estimates of different types of coverage in past years, and shows such estimates for the years 2015 to 2018.
- PresentationHISIM2—The Health Insurance Simulation Model Used in Preparing CBO’s Spring 2019 Baseline Budget Projections
CBO describes how its new health insurance simulation model was used to develop the agency’s new baseline budget projections. CBO also has made available segments of computer code to provide more detail about how the new model works.
- ReportHow CBO and JCT Analyzed Coverage Effects of New Rules for Association Health Plans and Short-Term Plans
This report describes the methods used to assess how the new rules would affect the number of people who obtain health insurance and the costs of federal subsidies for that coverage. It also provides details about those projected effects.