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Feb, 2012

The Consumers Union, along with our partners American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the University of Maryland, just released a report entitled “Measuring Health Insurance Literacy: A Call to Action."


As consumers we know that we struggle to understand how to use health insurance.  These health insurance difficulities take a toll on consumers' health and finanical well-being, and have cost implications for health plans and the nation.  


This report kicks off a project to develop a precise language for describing what is difficult for consumers about health insurance.  By developing a “common language” — in the form of a widely-accepted health insurance literacy measure—The Consumers Union, in partnership with AIR and the Univeristy of Maryland can bring precision to research efforts and policy discussions.  


To read the report click here.