To assist policy makers in designing programs to expand health insurance coverage for working families, IHPS conducted research analyses when private employment-based coverage is and is not likely to be available to low-income workers.
The results should aid in the design of policies that reinforce, rather than undermine, job-based coverage for low-income workers, and that target public subsidies appropriately and efficiently. For this analysis, IHPS analyzed data from two national surveys (CPS and MEPS) in order to provide a better understanding of questions such as: how access to existing employment-based coverage, and how workers' decisions to accepot or decline that coverage, vary across wage levels, family income and percent of poverty; what kinds of workers are and are not likely to have access to employment-based insurance (EBI) and characteristics of businesses in which workers with and without access to EBI tend to be concentrated; and how often (insured and uninsured) low-wage workers have access to EBI through a working spouse.
Insurance Status of Parents by Age (IHPS September 2001)
Family (Parental) Status and Prevalence of Employer Coverage by Family Income and Individual Earnings (IHPS September 2001)
Relative Prevalence of Parents and Non-Parents Among the Uninsured (IHPS September 2001)
Individual Workers' Wage Levels, Total Family Income Relative to Poverty, and Prevalence of Employer Coverage (IHPS August 2001)
Barriers to Re-Enrollment in Medi-Cal and Strategies for Retaining Eligible Children: Parents and County Workers Speak Out in Santa Clara County (IHPS July 2001)
Effective Coverage Expansions for Uninsured Kids and Their Working Parents: Links to Job-Based Coverage (IHPS May 2001)
Expanding Healthy Families to Parents: The Role of Employer Coverage (Medi-Cal Policy Institute April 2001 Number 3)
Consumer-Choice Purchasing Pools: Past Tense, Future Perfect? (Health Affairs, January/February 2001)
Expanding Healthy Families to Cover Parents: Issues and Analyses Related to Employer Coverage (IHPS January 2001)
Uninsured Children with Access to Employer-Based Coverage (IHPS February 1999)
Children and Employer-Based Coverage: The Data (IHPS October 1998)
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