Jean Abraham, PhD

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Rural-Urban Differences in Insurer Participation, Premiums, Health Plan Provider Networks in Federal and State Marketplaces
    This two-year project will: 1) measure rural-urban differences in the size, scope, and composition of provider networks affiliated with Marketplace plans; 2) analyze the relationships between provider network size and composition, other benefit design attributes, geographic rating area designations, and premiums; and 3) examine how rural and urban Marketplace-based plan enrollment is affected by plan availability and provider network size and scope.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topic: Private health insurance

Publications - (3)



  • Rural-Urban Differences in Insurer Participation for Marketplace-Based Coverage
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2016
    This policy brief examines the differences between rural and urban counties in terms of the number and composition of insurers in Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces.
  • Rural Enrollment in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace
    Journal Article
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2016
    Analyzes the differences in rural and urban enrollment rates in counties across 32 states by using data from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the US Department of Health and Human Services.