Zack Cooper on How to Work with Large Claims Databases

December 4, 2017

“What Does Working with Large Claims Databases Mean For Researchers?  Zack Cooper in Academy Health writes:

  “In 2017, the annual premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance for a family of four were $18,764. It turns out that you can get a pretty decent new car for that kind of money. A 2018 Toyota Corolla in Barcelona Red Metallic paint has an MSRP of $18,550. And, because of the insurance mandate (which I support) in the Affordable Care Act, every working family in the US, for all intents and purposes, is being compelled by law to buy a Toyota Corolla worth of insurance each year. What are we getting for our money and how do those costs vary?…” Read full blog in Academy Health.