Research Report Use of Sliding Scale Premiums in Subsidized Insurance Programs, The
Leighton Ku, Teresa A. Coughlin
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To reduce the level of uninsurance and improve access to care, several states have established subsidized health insurance programs to help low-income, uninsured people. Many such programs require that some of the participants share in the cost of their insurance through premiums administered on a sliding scale based on income. Using data from four subsidized health insurance programs, this report looks at issues surrounding premiums in subsidized insurance programs, including the design of premium schedules. Then the premium structure and experience for the four study statesHawaii, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Washingtonare described.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Health and health care
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Health insurance