AHRQ Stats: Declines in Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Enrollment rates for employer-sponsored insurance fell 7.1 percentage points from 2008 to 2015 in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The decline was 4.5 percentage points in non-xpansion states. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #499, Trends in Enrollment, Offers, Eligibility and Take-up for Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Private Sector, by State Medicaid Expansion Status, 2008-2015.)
STATISTICAL BRIEF #499:
|Phil Cooper, PhD, Karen Davis, MA, and G. Edward Miller, PhD|
- From 2008 to 2015, the enrollment rate fell in both groups of states, but the decline was more rapid in expansion states than in non-expansion states (7.1 versus 4.5 percentage points).
- The decline in the eligibility rate in expansion states (from 2008 to 2015) accounts, in part, for the more rapid decline in enrollment rates in expansion states compared to non-expansion states.
- The larger decline in the take-up rate in expansion states than in non-expansion states also accounts for part of the differential trends in enrollment rates observed for expansion and non-expansion states.