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Taking Stock of the Affordable Care Act: What Are the Data Telling Us

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Please join the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for a discussion of new findings from the Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) on changes in health coverage, access, and use; experiences with the Marketplaces; and characteristics of the remaining uninsured. Since the beginning of the first open enrollment period in October 2013, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has produced major changes in how millions of Americans are getting health insurance. Beginning in early 2013, Urban Institute experts implemented HRMS, a quarterly internet survey of a nationally representative sample of adults and children, to collect data on the implementation and early effects of the ACA.

The event will evaluate the ACA to date and consider implications for next year’s open enrollment period. Urban Institute experts Sharon Long and Stephen Zuckerman will discuss changes in health care coverage and marketplace exchange enrollment. Katherine Hempstead from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will focus on characteristics of the remaining uninsured. The discussion will be moderated by Alan Weil, the new editor of Health Affairs.

The Health Reform Monitoring Survey is jointly funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Urban Institute.  






Welcome: Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute

Moderator: Alan Weil, editor, Health Affairs


  • Katherine Hempstead, director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sharon Long, senior fellow, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Stephen Zuckerman, senior fellow and codirector, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

A light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at noon. If you have any inquiries regarding this event, please contact Ivy Hunter ihunter@urban.org

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