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Sources and Preparation of Data Used in HISIM2—CBO’s Health Insurance Simulation Model: Working Paper 2019-04

Jessica Banthin, Keren Hendel, Ben Hopkins and Geena Kim

No 55087, Working Papers from Congressional Budget Office

Abstract: CBO’s new health insurance simulation model, HISIM2, is a microsimulation model, meaning that it uses individual-level input data to simulate population behavior. Beginning with the spring 2019 baseline budget projections, CBO completely revamped the way it models consumer and employer behavior; the agency also updated to new sources of individual-level input data. This paper describes the input data and the procedures for adjusting and adding to those data to form the sample used by HISIM2. The new model has been designed to use the Current Population Survey as its main

JEL-codes: H51 I10 I13 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-04-18
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