Expansion of the Evaluation of the Effects of New Jersey's Individual Health Coverage and Access Programs

Using data collected during a previous HCFO evaluation of the market for individual health insurance coverage in New Jersey, the researchers wrote three papers: 1) The Effect of Subsidies on the Decision to Purchase Health Insurance Among Low Income Individuals: Lessons from the “Health Access New Jersey” Program; 2) Meeting Information Needs: Lessons Learned from New Jersey’s Individual Health Insurance Reform Program; and 3) Satisfaction with Health Plans Among People Insured in the Individual Health Insurance Market in New Jersey. In addition, they completed drafting five additional papers begun under the original grant. The objective of this project was to provide state and national policymakers considering various insurance market reforms with further information about how well these reforms have allowed New Jersey to meet its program goals.