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Vardell, Emily Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The concept of health insurance literacy, which can be defined as "the extent to which consumers can make informed purchase and use decisions" (Kim, Braun, & Williams, 2013, p. 3), has only recently become a focus of health literacy research. Though employees have been making health insurance decisions for many years, the Affordable…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Literacy, Purchasing, Information Seeking
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Mackert, Michael; Koh, Hyeseung E.; Mabry-Flynn, Amanda; Champlin, Sara; Beal, Anna – Journal of International Students, 2017
This study aimed to explore perceived barriers to using health insurance and identify discriminant factors between health insurance information seekers and non-seekers. A total of 615 domestic and international college students from a large university in the Southwest completed a cross-sectional survey. Findings imply that campus health providers…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Information Seeking, Health Insurance
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Brown, Virginia; Koonce, Joan C.; Martin, Ken; Kiss, Elizabeth; Katras, Mary Jo; Wise, Dena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The Extension Committees on Organization and Policy adopted a new Health and Wellness Framework with six priority areas. A health insurance literacy team was appointed to assess current system efforts and develop research, programs, and professional development opportunities. Survey results show that finance educators were the most likely…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Health Insurance, National Surveys, Research Committees
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Velázquez-Ramos, Magdalys; Sánchez-Cardona, Israel; Coll, Cynthia García – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This article examined the association between social position variables (i.e., Hispanic, health insurance coverage, and poverty rates) on the prevalence of specific learning disabilities (SLD) in students between 3 and 21 years of age. We used the 2012 to 2013 U.S. population data from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Hispanic American Students, Health Insurance, Poverty
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Lavelle, Bridget; Smock, Pamela J. – Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2012
This article bridges the literatures on the economic consequences of divorce for women with that on marital transitions and health by focusing on women's health insurance. Using a monthly calendar of marital status and health insurance coverage from 1,442 women in the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we examine how women's health…
Descriptors: Females, Health Insurance, Divorce, Marital Status
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McIntosh, Belinda J.; Compton, Michael T.; Druss, Benjamin G. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
A growing trend in college and university health care is the requirement that students demonstrate proof of health insurance prior to enrollment. An increasing number of schools are contracting with insurance companies to provide students with school-based options for health insurance. Although this is advantageous to students in some ways, tying…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Health Insurance, Mental Health, College Students
DeNavas-Walt, Carmen; Proctor, Bernadette D.; Smith, Jessica C. – US Census Bureau, 2013
This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2013 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. For most groups, the 2012 income, poverty, and health insurance estimates were not…
Descriptors: Census Figures, National Surveys, Income, Poverty
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Jenkins, Jade Marcus – Grantee Submission, 2018
Background: Rates of child insurance coverage have increased due to expansions in public programs, but many eligible children remain uninsured. Uninsured children are less likely to receive preventative care, which leads to poorer health and achievement in the long term. This study is an evaluation of a school-based health insurance outreach…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Kindergarten, Outreach Programs, Public Policy
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Jenkins, Jade Marcus – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Rates of child insurance coverage have increased due to expansions in public programs, but many eligible children remain uninsured. Uninsured children are less likely to receive preventative care, which leads to poorer health and achievement in the long term. This study is an evaluation of a school-based health insurance outreach…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Kindergarten, Outreach Programs, Public Policy
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Hodgson, Ashley – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Adverse selection as it relates to health care policy will be a key economic issue in many upcoming elections. In this article, the author lays out a 30-minute classroom experiment designed for students to experience the kind of elevated prices and market collapse that can result from adverse selection in health insurance markets. The students…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Economics Education, Class Activities, Experiments
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Couch, Kenneth A., Ed.; Joyce, Theodore J., Ed. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the most significant health policy legislation since Medicare in 1965. The need to address rising health care costs and the lack of health insurance coverage is widely accepted. Health care spending is approaching 17 percent of gross domestic product and yet 45 million Americans remain…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Change, State Government, Health Care Costs
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Rickard, Megan L.; Price, James H.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Dake, Joseph A.; Fink, Brian N. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Superintendents' perceptions regarding the effect of health insurance status on academics, the role schools should play in the process of obtaining health insurance, and the benefits/barriers to assisting students in enrolling in health insurance were surveyed. Superintendents' basic knowledge of health insurance, the link between…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Insurance, School Role, School Districts
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Jung, Juergen; Hall, Diane M. Harnek; Rhoads, Thomas – Economics of Education Review, 2013
The present study examines whether the college enrollment decision of young individuals (student full-time, student part-time, and non-student) depends on health insurance coverage via a parent's family health plan. Our findings indicate that the availability of parental health insurance can have significant effects on the probability that a young…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Health Insurance, Probability, College Students
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Grogan, Kelly – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Health insurance policy is a current topic of concern for the United States. The classroom game discussed here provides students with a thorough understanding of some of the policy options under debate, in addition to demonstrating the classic problem of adverse selection. Students received probabilities of encountering a variety of medical…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Health Services, Costs, Risk
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Rickard, Megan L.; Hendershot, Candace; Khubchandani, Jagdish; Price, James H.; Thompson, Amy – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: From January through June 2009, 6.1 million children were uninsured in the United States. On average, students with health insurance are healthier and as a result are more likely to be academically successful. Some schools help students obtain health insurance with the help of school nurses. Methods: This study assessed public school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Nurses, Dropouts, Academic Achievement
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