Urban’s ACA survey wins Policy Impact Award from American Association for Public Opinion Research

The American Association for Public Opinion Research presented the 2016 Policy Impact Award to the Urban Institute at their 71st annual conference held in Austin, Texas, in May 2016. The award was in recognition of the Urban Institute’s “excellent work” on the Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS). The award citation read as follows:

“Since 2013, the HRMS has been a valuable resource for tracking the impact on policy and discourse related to the ACA, providing timely information that has improved our understanding of the ACA and related issues and moving critical discourse and policy debates forward at the state and federal levels. HRMS data have been used to study a broad range of policy issues related to the ACA, including the extent to which coverage, access and affordability have changed following implementation of key coverage provisions; characteristics of the remaining uninsured; public awareness of the ACA; and consumer experiences with health insurance marketplaces to name a few. Findings and insights from the study have been used in White House discourses, Congressional Budget Office reports, and amicus briefs before the Supreme Court as well as numerous state and federal reports and hearings. The HRMS highlights the critical role and real impact that surveys continue to have on today’s policy-making and public discourse.”  

Sharon Long accepts Policy Impact Award

Sharon Long accepts the Policy Impact Award on behalf of the Urban Institute HRMS team. Photo credit: Rob Santos/Urban Institute.