HealthPocket’s Research & Data division is one of the leading sources of analyses on the current US health insurance market as well as pending market changes under the Affordable Care Act. Our nonpartisan studies have been cited by top journalistic organizations across the nation. Given that members of the media often require unavailable collections of health insurance market data to deepen news features, HealthPocket offers journalists a free service supplying regional health insurance market data upon request.
Specifically, for a given state or a city HealthPocket can use its database containing over 15,000 health plans in the individual, small group, and Medicare Parts C & D markets to answer journalists’ questions such as:
The data can be aggregated or presented unaggregated at the plan level (which would include insurance company name and plan name), depending on the need of the journalist.
HealthPocket places no restrictions on how the data may be used. HealthPocket only requires that the source of the data be cited according to HealthPocket citation guidelines. HealthPocket’s interest in providing data is to promote consumerism in healthcare, the movement to increase transparency in the healthcare market in order for consumers to make wiser and more cost effective healthcare decisions. Below are some examples of consumer advocacy research HealthPocket has performed with the health insurance market data.
H ealthPocket’s data comes from health insurance plan records captured by the Department of Health & Human Services. HealthPocket provides data in comma separated value (CSV) format so it can be manipulated within standard spreadsheet programs.
Data requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should include the following information: