Economics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional and academic economists and analysts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am trying to track down the models and the underpinnings/details for them for models that may have been used to evaluate the ACA/Obamacare. I am aware of Gruber's (proprietary) model, and am thinking that the Urban Institute's HIPSM model may have been used, but not sure if there are others. Even for those two, it seems I'll need to do a good bit of research to figure out what's in them and how they work.

share|improve this question
models used by whom to evaluate it? If your looking for CBO, check [their site]( – Jason Nichols Nov 23 '14 at 23:25

In terms of actually getting it passed as legislation, the only evaluation that has any real significance is the one done by the CBO, as that's the official scorecard for Congress and debates that come up on the floor. I have no idea what the specific models they use are called, but I do know they are very linear and simplistic (by design) compared to other mainstream models. It's definitely bound to be a fruitful search if you look there.

share|improve this answer
Thanks - I'll look again on the CBO site. – user655489 Dec 2 '14 at 3:12

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.