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Matthew Buettgens

buettgensMatthew 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

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Estimates of Coverage Changes for Children Enrolled in Separate Children's Health Insurance Programs in the Absence of Additional Federal CHIP Funding-Key Findings and Methodology: Report to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (Research Report)
Lisa Dubay, Matthew Buettgens, Genevieve M. Kenney
Posted: March 13, 2015Availability: HTML | PDF

The Implications of King v. Burwell: Highlights from Three Analyses of the Consequences of Eliminating ACA Tax Credits in 34 States (Policy Briefs)
Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan
Posted: March 02, 2015Availability: HTML | PDF

Response to the Heritage Foundation's Criticisms of the Urban Institute's King v. Burwell Analyses (Research Brief)
Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan
Posted: February 24, 2015Availability: HTML | PDF

Health Care Spending by Those Becoming Uninsured if the Supreme Court Finds for the Plaintiff in King v. Burwell Would Fall by at Least 35 Percent (Research Report)
Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan, Linda J. Blumberg, Hannah Recht
Posted: February 12, 2015Availability: HTML | PDF

Characteristics of Those Affected by a Supreme Court Finding for the Plaintiff in King v. Burwell (Policy Briefs/Timely Analysis of Health Policy Issues)
Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan
Posted: January 22, 2015Availability: HTML | PDF

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