Matthew Buettgens, Ph.D., is a mathematician leading the development of the Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation (HIPSM) model. The model is currently being used to provide technical assistance for health reform implementation in Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Virginia, and Washington as well as to the federal government. His recent work includes a number of papers analyzing various aspects of national health insurance reform, both nationally and state-by-state. Topics have included the costs and savings of health reform for both federal and state governments, state-by-state analysis of changes in health insurance coverage and the remaining uninsured, the effect of reform on employers, the role of the individual mandate, the affordability of coverage under health insurance exchanges, and the implications of age rating for the affordability of coverage. Dr. Buettgens was previously a major developer of the HIRSM model—the predecessor to HIPSM—used in the design of the 2006 roadmap to universal health insurance coverage in the state of Massachusetts.
Publications by Matthew Buettgens
Expanding Medicaid in Ohio: Analysis of Likely Effects (Research Report)
Stan Dorn, Matthew Buettgens, Caitlin Carroll, Additional Authors
The Financial Benefit to Hospitals from State Expansion of Medicaid (Research Report)
Stan Dorn, Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan, Caitlin Carroll
Why the ACA's Limits on Age-Rating Will Not Cause "Rate Shock": Distributional Implications of Limited Age Bands in Nongroup Health Insurance (Policy Briefs/Timely Analysis of Health Policy Issues)
Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens
Uninsured New Yorkers After Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Source of Health Insurance Coverage by Individual Characteristics and Sub-State Geographic Area (Research Report)
Fredric Blavin, Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens
After the Supreme Court Decision: The Implications of Expanding Medicaid for Uninsured Low-Income Midlife Adults (Research Report)
Lynda Flowers, Matthew Buettgens
The HealthPolicyCenter.Org site contains papers and publications dating back to the year 2000. For older work by the Center's staff, please visit the main Urban Institute site, www.urban.org.