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Health Insurance Literature Database

ERIU has compiled a database of articles related to the uninsured. The data base is composed of journal and non-journal articles and working papers, published since 1990. Searches may be run by author, year, title, key words, source, statistical method, and data set used.

For more information on the database, please visit the FAQ section.

Data Set Directory

The Data Set Directory provides researchers with information about publicly available data sets. It describes the kinds of data collected in each data set, ways to access the data, and descriptive statistics of several key variables. Included are variables describing health insurance status, health status, and labor market participation.


4 New Papers Offer New Perspectives on Health Economic Concepts (more)

14 Years Later: How Has the Landscape for Health Reform Changed? (more)

Economists analyze key components of Presidential candidates’ health care reform plans. (more)

Short Takes: Fewer than half of Wal-Mart's employees take up their offer of health insurance. Is this a problem? (more)

On My Mind: Interview with economist Linda Blumberg on the role of risk segmentation, its effect on health insurance markets and how it hinders efforts to expand coverage and reform the health care system. (more)