Carter C. Price

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Mathematician
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Education

Ph.D. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; B.A. in mathematics and physics, Hendrix College

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Overview

Carter C. Price is a mathematician at the RAND Corporation. Some of his major projects include work on the COMPARE microsimulation model to study the impact of health care reform, assessments of terrorism risk models, analyses of defense budgets, and studies of acquisition policies. Carter has also studied predictive policing and is working on a RAND initiative to understand the effects of gun policies. His project leadership experience includes studies of the macroeconomic impact of the Affordable Care Act on states. Carter has submitted testimony to the U.S. Congress and testified in front of state legislatures. His work has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, and the New Republic. He has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Hendrix College.

Commentary

  • A dishwasher working in a restaurant kitchen

    College Education No Panacea for Worker Inequality Woes

    The earnings gap between high school and college graduates has grown with each generation, but even a college degree does not ensure a good income. Just as the nature of jobs for high school graduates has been changing due to consolidation, trade, and technology, the quality of employment for college graduates is beginning to shift.

    Aug 31, 2016 The RAND Blog

  • Demonstrators march in the Occupy LA protest through downtown Los Angeles to City Hall on October 15, 2011

    Fixing Inequality of Opportunity

    Research has fueled concerns about how income inequality drives inequality of opportunity. Commonsense approaches such as improvements in education and access to quality health care have been shown to provide young people with better opportunities.

    Jul 6, 2016 Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

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    Quick Takes: The Math of Medicaid Expansion

    Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is both contentious and complicated. RAND mathematician Carter Price has been using the COMPARE model to help those making decisions understand what their choices mean for their budgets and population health.

    Oct 21, 2013 The RAND Blog

  • health insurance policy and reading glasses

    Data Points: Why Delay of the Employer Mandate May Not Actually Mean That Much

    The bottom line is that the employer mandate does not provide a large inducement for firms to change their health insurance offerings, but it does raise a substantial amount of money to pay for the ACA's coverage provisions over time.

    Aug 29, 2013 The Health Care Blog

  • Wildfire air tanker

    Firefighting Aircraft: Is Bigger Better?

    An aircraft's capacity and speed largely determine the rate at which water or retardant can be applied to a fire. Very large air tankers (VLATs) certainly have the capacity to apply large amounts of fluids to a fire, but because of the distances travelled they may not be able to get a second load very quickly.

    May 20, 2013 The RAND Blog

  • "My Medicaid Matters" rally on Capitol Hill

    Governors Missing the Point on Medicaid

    While a governor or legislator may disagree with Medicaid expansion for philosophical reasons, the claims that the expansion will be a burden on states' economies seem misguided given the full range of projected economic impacts on the states, writes Carter C. Price.

    Apr 29, 2013 CNN

  • a health insurance claim form and a silver pen

    Helping Obama—and Other Americans—Weigh Which Health Insurance Exchange to Pick

    Multistate plans are most likely to appeal to out-of-state students, interstate migrants, out-of-state workers, seasonal movers (e.g., “snowbirds”), and similar groups that require improved access to health care across state lines.

    Apr 1, 2013 The RAND Blog

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    Modeling the Effects of the Affordable Care Act in Arkansas

    The Medicaid expansion under the ACA will result in about 400,000 people newly insured in Arkansas by 2016. Of these, about 190,000 would be newly enrolled in Medicaid and the rest would be newly insured through the new insurance exchanges. The state is likely to save about $67 million for reduced uncompensated care costs for the uninsured.

    Jan 7, 2013

  • What Happens Without Individual Mandate?

    If the individual mandate were ruled unconstitutional, subsidies and the age structure of premiums should keep enough healthy people in the insurance exchanges to prevent huge spikes in premiums, write Carter C. Price and Christine Eibner.

    Mar 20, 2012 USA Today

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