The Dynamics of Spells Without Health Insurance

The duration of spells without health insurance and the factors associated with both chronic and short-term uninsured spells were the focus of this study. The study used a population-based longitudinal data base to: 1) analyze uninsured spells experienced by children, 2) analyze adults who experience multiple spells, and 3) analyze how individuals conclude uninsured spells. Research findings should assist policymakers in selecting initiatives to provide coverage to the uninsured that specifically target the reasons individuals are uninsured.