RWJF and Urban paper examines coverage trends among different groups targeted by the ACA
Posted on March 15, 2012 | No Comments
In a report entitled, “A Decade of Coverage Losses: Implications for the Affordable Care Act,” the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Urban Institute analyze coverage trends among children, parents, and adults without dependent children as a guide to coverage changes that could be expected in coming years without the Affordable Care Act. The report uses the 2000 to 2010 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement to the Current Population Surveys (CPS) to project such trends. The study provides overall trends and trends by income, using the ACA’s modified-adjusted gross income (MAGI) to categorize individuals. The paper also explores the extent to which changes in income distribution contributed to the last decade’s coverage patterns.