Data Visualization A screenshot of the ACA 411 tool.

Published on June 25th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


Visualizing the Impact of Health Care Reform

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has launched ACA 411, a visualization tool that tracks the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Californians’ health care access, insurance coverage, and affordability over time.  In each of the three metric categories, users can see the changing dynamics broken down by demographics and regions. CHCF hopes the tool will enable policymakers and analysts to compare new figures with their pre-ACA values to estimate the impact the reforms have made. In most cases 2014 data has not yet become available, so users cannot yet observe the effects of the insurance marketplace on coverage levels, for example, but the CHCF notes that it plans to update its data in fall 2014, spring 2015, and periodically after that.

Take a look.


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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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