Research Grants

Funding For:

Identifying Winners and Losers Under Proposals to Simplify Drug Plan Choice in Medicare Part D

Health Care Coverage / Health Care Reform


Jonathan Ketcham, Arizona State University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014



Summary of the Project:

This NIHCM-funded study used comprehensive Medicare data and tools developed over several years of work with CMS to design and validate an analytical model of Medicare Part D plan selection. The model was then used to estimate the impact of three proposals to reduce inefficient enrollment choices.

Media Coverage

January 17, 2019

"Estimating the Heterogeneous Welfare Effects of Choice Architecture"

Within the context of Medicare Part D markets, this paper evaluates the welfare impacts of three policies designed to encourage beneficiaries to enroll in plans that would be more optimal for their situations.

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Author: Ketcham JD, Kuminoff NV, Powers CA, International Economic Review