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HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1016-1023.HA

Abstract

To investigate whether receiving US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance is associated with improved access to health care, we analyzed data on nondisabled adults ages 18-64 who responded to the 2004-12 National Health Interview Survey that were linked with administrative data from HUD for the period 2002-14. To account for potential selection bias, we compared access to care between respondents who were receiving HUD housing assistance at the time of the survey interview (current recipients) and those who received HUD assistance within twenty-four months of completing the survey interview (future recipients). Receiving assistance was associated with lower uninsurance rates: 31.8 percent of current recipients were uninsured, compared to 37.2 percent of future recipients. Rates of unmet need for health care due to cost were similarly lower for current recipients than for future recipients. No effect of receiving assistance was observed on having a usual source of care. These findings provide evidence that supports the effectiveness of housing assistance in improving health care access.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Alan E. Simon (Alan.Simon@hhs.gov) is a medical officer in the Office on Women's Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services, in Washington, D.C.Andrew Fenelon is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, at the University of Maryland, in College Park.Veronica Helms is a social science analyst in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring, Office of Policy Development and Research, in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, in Washington, D.C.Patricia C. Lloyd is a health statistician in the Special Projects Branch, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, at the National Center for Health Statistics, in Hyattsville, Maryland.Lauren M. Rossen is a health statistician in the Division of Vital Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28583959

Citation

Simon, Alan E., et al. "HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates and Unmet Medical Need." Health Affairs (Project Hope), vol. 36, no. 6, 2017, pp. 1016-1023.
Simon AE, Fenelon A, Helms V, et al. HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017;36(6):1016-1023.
Simon, A. E., Fenelon, A., Helms, V., Lloyd, P. C., & Rossen, L. M. (2017). HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 36(6), 1016-1023. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2016.1152
Simon AE, et al. HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates and Unmet Medical Need. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 1;36(6):1016-1023. PubMed PMID: 28583959.
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TY - JOUR T1 - HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need. AU - Simon,Alan E, AU - Fenelon,Andrew, AU - Helms,Veronica, AU - Lloyd,Patricia C, AU - Rossen,Lauren M, PY - 2017/6/7/entrez PY - 2017/6/7/pubmed PY - 2018/5/15/medline KW - Access To Care SP - 1016 EP - 1023 JF - Health affairs (Project Hope) JO - Health Aff (Millwood) VL - 36 IS - 6 N2 - To investigate whether receiving US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance is associated with improved access to health care, we analyzed data on nondisabled adults ages 18-64 who responded to the 2004-12 National Health Interview Survey that were linked with administrative data from HUD for the period 2002-14. To account for potential selection bias, we compared access to care between respondents who were receiving HUD housing assistance at the time of the survey interview (current recipients) and those who received HUD assistance within twenty-four months of completing the survey interview (future recipients). Receiving assistance was associated with lower uninsurance rates: 31.8 percent of current recipients were uninsured, compared to 37.2 percent of future recipients. Rates of unmet need for health care due to cost were similarly lower for current recipients than for future recipients. No effect of receiving assistance was observed on having a usual source of care. These findings provide evidence that supports the effectiveness of housing assistance in improving health care access. SN - 1544-5208 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28583959/HUD_Housing_Assistance_Associated_With_Lower_Uninsurance_Rates_And_Unmet_Medical_Need_ L2 - https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2016.1152?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -