Coverage For Self-Employed And Others Without Employer Offers Increased After 2014

Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Aug;37(8):1238-1242. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1663.


Little is known about how the Affordable Care Act might have differentially affected insurance coverage for self-employed workers, wage earners with and without offers of employer-sponsored insurance, and people not employed. We found that the self-employed and wage earners without employer coverage offers had coverage gains equal to or greater than those of people not employed.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Self employment; health insurance.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Employment / classification*
  • Humans
  • Insurance Coverage / trends*
  • Insurance, Health / trends*
  • Middle Aged
  • Regression Analysis
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States
  • Young Adult