Methods for Analyzing Health Insurance Coverage

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In analyzing health insurance coverage, CBO draws from the health economics literature, policy analyses, household survey data, and administrative data. In addition, CBO has developed a microsimulation model for analyzing health insurance coverage in the population under age 65. The Health Insurance Simulation model (HISIM) is used to project the changes in coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. Information about CBO’s analytical methods is provided in reports listed below.