Trends in Missing Race and Ethnicity Information After Imputation in HealthCare.gov Marketplace Enrollment Data, 2015–2021

Published in: JAMA Network Open, Volume 5, No. 6, e2216715 (June 2022). doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16715

Posted on RAND.org on June 24, 2022

by D. Keith Branham, Kenneth Finegold, Lucy Chen, Melony E. Sorbero, Roald Euller, Marc N. Elliott, Benjamin D. Sommers

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Demographic characteristics of Marketplace enrollees can inform health equity policy and research. However, more than 30% of HealthCare.gov enrollees do not report race and ethnicity. This cross-sectional study uses imputation to describe HealthCare.gov enrollment data and assess patterns of missing enrollee race and ethnicity.

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