Rate shock by numbers: methods and data

by Adrianna McIntyre and Josh Fangmeier 

A quick housekeeping update regarding our two posts analyzing the “rate shock” problem (see here and here if you missed them). 

Since Josh and I undertook an independent analysis of Census data to determine the distribution of income and insurance type across different age bands of childless adults, it’s only appropriate to be as transparent as possible about our data and methods. The data was attached at the bottom of the second post, but may have been overlooked in the footnotes. Additionally, we’ve finalized a more comprehensive description of the methods than offered in the blog post narratives. Both are available for viewing/download as Google docs.

For methods, see this PDF. For the resulting data, see this spreadsheet.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.


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Adrianna is a graduate student in public policy and public health at the University of Michigan. Follow her on Twitter at @onceuponA.


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