Nonfederal Surveys Fill a Gap in Data on ACA

Research Report

Nonfederal Surveys Fill a Gap in Data on ACA


Though federal government surveys are essential for understanding the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage and health care, the time lag between data collection and release means little information has been available as major provisions of the law have been implemented in 2014 and early 2015. This brief compares the design and content of seven surveys conducted by private research organizations that are providing timely data on ACA implementation issues and challenges.

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