Census survey changes could hide ACA effects

The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times. Health policy experts planned to use the agency's income, poverty and health insurance report to better gauge how many individuals were uninsured before signing up for ACA coverage. The Census Bureau said the new changes will make the report more accurate with a "total revision to health insurance questions." But with completely different questions, researchers can't directly compare the new findings with data for previous years, the Times notes. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer

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