Healthcare

  • ‘Uninsured:’ How One Word Can Bias Your Survey Results

    ‘Uninsured:’ How One Word Can Bias Your Survey Results

    Words matter—especially words in survey questions. They can make the difference between getting good data, bad data, and mystery data. Exhibit A: the word “uninsured.” The Affordable Care Act...

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  • The Impact of Obamacare, in Four Maps

    The Impact of Obamacare, in Four Maps

    “Three years into the Affordable Care Act, there remain places where many people still lack health insurance. But their share keeps shrinking.” Read Original Article The post The Impact of...

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  • A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 3, Data Sharing

    A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 3, Data Sharing

    Over the past few months, a team at Civis led by our CEO, Dan Wagner, has worked on researching and writing a report for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. In this report, we...

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  • A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 2, Data Sharing

    A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 2, Data Sharing

    Over the past few months, we worked on a project that’s a little different from our usual work: researching and writing a report for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. In this...

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  • A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 1, Data Infrastructure

    A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 1, Data Infrastructure

    Working at Civis, I’m able to use my PhD both on data science research and development and real world problems. Recently, I teamed up with my colleagues, including our CEO, Dan Wagner, to provide...

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  • Who Still Doesn’t Have Health Insurance

    Who Still Doesn’t Have Health Insurance

    “The data used to make this map are unlike any other data about the number and location of the uninsured. They’re based on a complex model that Enroll and Civis undertook using a large survey and...

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  • The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

    The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

    Here at Civis, we’re very interested in studying how events shape public opinion. Survey research is one great way to track public discourse, but ambient data from social media provides an...

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  • The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

    The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

    Last week, after the first article about our work on predicting the uninsured went out the Upshot posed an interesting question to Civis and Enroll: could we run a simulation wherein all states...

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  • A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

    A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

    “Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needed a good way to find them. The group wanted...

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  • Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

    Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

    “Now a large set of data “” from Enroll America, the group trying to sign up people for the program, and from the data firm Civis Analytics “” is allowing a much clearer picture. The data shows...

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  • A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

    A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

    Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needs a good way to find them. The organization...

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