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How Is Health Reform Impacting Insurance Switching Patterns?
The Health Care Blog

Americans typically don’t switch health insurance, and that has not changed much with healthcare reform. Despite controversy with the converse scenario – the ability to keep the same insurance – and the introduction of health insurance marketplaces, data from ACAView suggests switching behavior has been modest.

For this latest ACAView research, our team set out to determine how the ACA’s insurance coverage expansion has influenced patient behavior in switching insurance coverage. We looked at patients’ switching patterns, and how those have shifted for a subset of patients who have visited primary care providers at the same practice at least once a year between 2013 and 2014 and/or between 2014 and 2015.