RAND developed the COMPARE microsimulation model to estimate the likely impacts of health reform proposals on costs and coverage. The model assessed and helped shape design choices in the Affordable Care Act and has been used to assess a wide range of proposals, including single payer and public option plans.
How RAND Health Care Makes a Difference
RAND Health Care is dedicated to improving the health of all people by improving health care policy and practice in the United States and abroad. The examples below illustrate some of the many ways that RAND has done this by providing health care decisionmakers, practitioners, and communities with objective analysis and actionable solutions. The mix of studies, singular accomplishments, and streams of research exemplify the range, originality, and influence of RAND Health Care’s research and reflect the breadth of our increasingly diversified research agenda.