Spells without health insurance: distributions of durations and their link to point-in-time estimates of the uninsured.

@article{Swartz1990SpellsWH,
  title={Spells without health insurance: distributions of durations and their link to point-in-time estimates of the uninsured.},
  author={Katherine Swartz and Timothy D Mcbride},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={281-8}
}
To be able to design effective policies that will provide financial access to medical care to the uninsured, we need to know how many people experience long versus short spells without health insurance. Previous studies of the characteristics of the uninsured have relied almost exclusively on data from a point in time. Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), this paper provides a link between the distributions of four characteristics of the uninsured at a point in time and… CONTINUE READING

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