Monday, August 24, 2009

DC residents to be surveyed about health insurance

How many DC residents are uninsured?   How many are children?   How many residents in how many households have employer-based health insurance?

These are the kinds of questions the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) hopes to have answered with their health insurance survey so that the city improve health insurance coverage.   DHCF has contracted with Urban Institute to conduct the survey.

The survey participants will be chosen at random and therefore only some District residents will be selected to participate in the survey.   The ideal survey population will be a mix of people receiving public health insurance, i.e. Medicaid and Alliance, people receiving employer sponsored health insurance as well as those that are uninsured.

To ensure that residents participate when contacted, service providers, civic associations and community organizations are being encouraged to inform their clients about the survey so they are not put off by requests to participate.   More information in this flier.