Brett Fried M.S., Jessie Kemmick Pintor M.P.H., Peter Graven M.S., Lynn A. Blewett
To estimate the characteristics and number of nonelderly adults eligible and ineligible for Affordable Care Act () expansions.
Two secondary data sources are used in this analysis: the 2008 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation () and the 2009 American Community Survey ().
We use multiple imputation to incorporate model‐based uncertainty into the prediction of immigration status into the from the . Key variables include place of birth, year of entry to the U.S., and health insurance coverage.
Data Sources and Settings
No primary data are used in this study.
We estimate that potentially 3.5 million nonelderly adults will be excluded from the Medicaid Expansion and 2 million from the health insurance exchanges because of their immigration status. We also find significant differences in estimates of excluded nonelderly adults across states.
Over 15 percent of income‐eligible uninsured nonelderly adults will be potentially excluded from the coverage expansions due to their immigration status. Policy makers must be careful to exclude ineligible nonelderly adults before estimating the impact of the on coverage rates.
Data Collection/Extracting Methods