The KNG Health Reform Model (KNG-HRM) is a microsimulation model that uses data from the American Community Survey, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and other data sources to estimate coverage effects of health reform proposals at the national, state, and other geographical levels. KNG researchers have used the KNG-HRM to assess the effects of national proposals, such as Medicare for America, and state proposals, such as New Mexico’s Health Security Plan. Applications of the model include:
An analysis of the impact on coverage and Federal spending from proposals to enhance the Affordable Care Act, as included in the American Rescue Plan Act.
A fiscal analysis of the cost and coverage impacts of New Mexico’s Health Security Plan
An analysis of the introduction of a public option on the Marketplaces
An analysis of the impact on coverage and Federal spending from proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act
An assessment of a proposal to provide coverage to the uninsured through government-backed loans.