What is it about?
This article examines the impact of the Affordable Care Act(ACA) on health insurance instability, a major factor in health outcomes. Using 2006-2016 panel survey data, seven insurance patterns are identified and analyzed across several variables.
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Why is it important?
In the years immediately following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the US population exhibited the lowest ever-uninsured rate, with largest impact on young adults, low-income families, Hispanics, and the population in the western US.
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This page is a summary of: Insurance patterns and instability from 2006 to 2016, BMC Health Services Research, April 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05226-1.
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