Methods for Analyzing Health Insurance Coverage
PresentationFebruary 22, 2018
CBO uses the Health Insurance Simulation Model to estimate the cost of various health care proposals, including the expansion of public programs, mandates for people to have insurance, and insurance market reforms.
ReportFebruary 22, 2018
The process for analyzing major health care legislation involves three key steps: develop an analytic strategy, model the effects of the proposal, and review and write about the estimate.
PresentationJanuary 10, 2018
Presentation by Sarah Masi, an analyst in CBO’s Budget Analysis Division, at a Congressional Research Service seminar on CBO’s methods for developing cost estimates.
PresentationNovember 14, 2017
Presentation by Alexandra Minicozzi, Unit Chief of Health Insurance Modeling in CBO’s Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Blog PostDecember 20, 2016
In addition to describing how CBO defines and estimates health insurance coverage for people under 65, the agency explains its sources of data, their limitations, and how it adjusts for those limitations in preparing its estimates.
Challenges in Estimating the Number of People With Nongroup Health Insurance Coverage Under Proposals for Refundable Tax CreditsDecember 20, 2016
What are the challenges in estimating the number of people who would purchase health insurance in the nongroup (or individual) market under proposals to replace the current tax-based subsidies with refundable tax credits?