Paying for Health Coverage: The Challenge of Affording Health Insurance Among Marketplace Enrollees

Issue Brief
  1. Sara Collins, Munira Gupta, Michelle Doty, and Sophie Beutel, How High Is America’s Health Care Cost Burden? Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Health Care Affordability Tracking Survey, July-August 2015, (New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund), November 2015, http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2015/nov/1844_collins_how_high_is-americas_hlt_care_cost_burden_tb_v1.pdf.

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  2. Additional information on the survey methodology is available in the methods appendix, https://www.kff.org/report-section/adults-who-remained-uninsured-at-the-end-of-2014-appendix/.

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  3. Liz Hamel, Mira Norton, Larry Levitt, Gary Claxton, and Mollyann Brodie, Survey of Non-Group Health Insurance Enrollees, Wave 2, (Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation), May 21, 2015, https://www.kff.org/health-reform/poll-finding/survey-of-non-group-health-insurance-enrollees-wave-2/.

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  4. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Health Insurance Marketplace: Summary Enrollment Report for the Initial Annual Open Enrollment Period, For the period: October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 (Including Additional Special Enrollment Period Activity Reported through4-19-2014), (Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)), May 1, 2014, https://aspe.hhs.gov/report/health-insurance-marketplace-summary-enrollment-report-initial-annual-open-enrollment-period.

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  5. Karen Pollitz, Cynthia Cox, Kevin Lucia, and Katie Keith, Medical Debt Among People with Health Insurance, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation), January 7, 2014, https://www.kff.org/private-insurance/report/medical-debt-among-people-with-health-insurance/.

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  6. Matthew Rae, et al., Patient Cost-Sharing in Marketplace Plans, 2016, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation), November 13, 2015, https://www.kff.org/health-costs/issue-brief/patient-cost-sharing-in-marketplace-plans-2016/

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  7. Rachel Garfield and Katherine Young, How Does Gaining Coverage Affect People’s Lives? Access, Utilization, and Financial Security among Newly Insured Adults (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2015), https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/how-does-gaining-coverage-affect-peoples-lives-access-utilization-and-financial-security-among-newly-insured-adults/.

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  8. Karen Pollitz, Jennifer Tolbert, and Rosa Ma, 2015 Survey of Health Insurance Marketplace Assister Programs and Brokers, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation), August 6, 2015, https://www.kff.org/report-section/2015-survey-of-health-insurance-marketplace-assister-programs-and-brokers-section-3-why-did-consumers-seek-help/.

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