Time for a Checkup: Changes in Health Insurance Coverage, Health Care Access and Affordability, and Plan Satisfaction among Parents and Children between 2013 and 2015

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Time for a Checkup: Changes in Health Insurance Coverage, Health Care Access and Affordability, and Plan Satisfaction among Parents and Children between 2013 and 2015

Abstract

  • Between June/September 2013 and March/September 2015, the share of parents with health insurance coverage increased 6.4 percentage points, and the share of children with coverage increased 1.7 percentage points.
  • Relative to 2013, parents in 2015 were more likely to report having a usual source of care and having had a routine checkup in the past year and less likely to report having had trouble finding a doctor in the past year. 
  • Parents were also less likely to report that they went without care because of affordability reasons. 
  • Parents reported higher satisfaction with their premiums and the protection against high medical bills provided by their health plans and higher satisfaction with multiple aspects of their children’s plans.
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