Friday, March 27, 2015

Churn, Churn, Churn: Measuring the Cost of Fragmented Coverage

Low-income Americans face bewildering bureaucratic requirements when they try to obtain welfare benefits. One of the challenges is that they have to frequently re-apply for benefits because the state needs to know whether their incomes are still low enough form them to remain eligible. This moving in and out of benefits is called churn, and Dottie Rosenbaum of the left-wing Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has written an interesting paper discussing the challenges in measuring and understanding it.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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