This report was prepared under contract #HHSP23320100021WI between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) and Research Triangle Institute. Additional funding was provided by the HHS Office of Health Policy. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the DALTCP home page at http://aspe.hhs.gov/office_specific/daltcp.cfm or contact the ASPE Project Officer, Emily Rosenoff, at HHS/ASPE/DALTCP, Room 424E, H.H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201. Her e-mail address is: Emily.Rosenoff@hhs.gov.
The opinions and views expressed in this report are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Health and Human Services, the contractor or any other funding organization.
This report was completed in January 2012. A related ASPE report released in July 2012 will be of interest to readers: Affordable Care Act Data Enhancements Brief, which describes modifications made to HHS surveys to assess the implementation and outcomes of the Affordable Care Act. The Brief will be available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/12/surveyenhancements/ib.shtml.