Residential high-speed internet among those likely to benefit from an online health insurance Marketplace

Michel H. Boudreaux, Gilbert Gonzales, Lynn Blewett, Brett Fried, Pinar Karaca-Mandic

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Abstract

Using data from the 2013 American Community Survey, we found that 24.3 million people (about 1 in 4) who were either eligible for Medicaid/Children's Health Inusrance Program (CHIP) or appeared likely to shop for Qualified Health Plan (QHP) lacked residential high-speed Internet. Specifically, 28.6% or 18.9 million people eligible for Medicaid/CHIP and 17.1% or 5.5 million people who appeared likely to shop for a QHP did not have high-speed Internet in the home. For both the Medicaid/ CHIP eligible and those likely to shop for a QHP, the proportion of people living in households without Internet varied substantially by race, geography, and other socio-demographic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInquiry (United States)
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Digital divide
  • Health insurance
  • Internet
  • Online health insurance Marketplace

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