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  • The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) is a nationally representative, internet-based survey of nonelderly adults launched in 2013 to provide timely information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before data from federal surveys become available. The HRMS provides information on trends in health insurance coverage and related health outcomes, addresses important ACA policy and implementation issues, and collects data on a broad range of other health topics. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides funding for the core HRMS.

    Survey samples draw from the Ipsos KnowledgePanel, the nation’s largest probability-based online research panel. The HRMS is currently fielded annually, with a sample of approximately 9,000 adults ages 18 to 64 participating in each round.

    The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center produces policy briefs, journal articles, fact sheets, and blog posts using the HRMS data. The Urban Institute is also partnering with ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) at the University of Michigan to make HRMS data available for public use through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health and Medical Care Archive on the ICPSR website. View the survey overview and methodology (PDF) to learn more about the HRMS and visit the Survey Resources page to learn more about the public-use data.


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