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HEER program staff have conducted evaluations or provided policy or program analysis to a range of organizations, government agencies and policymakers, including:

California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM)

Program staff, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Labor Center, created  CalSIM, a micro-simulation model to evaluate how the Affordable Care Act and other health reform proposals might impact employer-based health insurance, family health care expenses, decisions to enroll in Medi-Cal, Exchange coverage, employer-based insurance, and more. With funding from The California Endowment, Covered California, the California Health Benefits Review Program, and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, CalSIM has been used to develop estimates to inform decision-making and planning related to ACA implementation.
Learn more​ about CalSIM.

California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)

Program staff conduct economic and financial impact analyses of proposed legislation that would require specific health benefits to be offered by all insurers. CHBRP was created by the California State Legislature to provide independent analysis of the medical, cost and public health impacts of proposed health insurance benefit mandates.
See all Past Projects