Friday, September 14, 2018

Watch the Member Forum On Demand: At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science

The proliferation of new digital data sources and the development of new programming languages that can quickly make sense of these data are changing the nature of how public policy makers and the general public understand how government works – and when it doesn’t. This discussion focused on the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate better when the lanes merge, and what this all means for getting to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being.

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Does Universal Coverage Improve Health? The Massachusetts Experience

May 8, 2014 11:00 AM

In 2006, Massachusetts passed health care reform legislation designed to achieve nearly universal coverage through a combination of insurance market reforms, mandates, and subsidies that later served as the model for national reform. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, authors Charles J. Courtemanche and Daniela Zapata provide evidence that health care reform in Massachusetts led to better overall self-assessed health.

Read the full article from the Winter 2014 JPAM.

 

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