Improving Race and Ethnicity Data Collection for State Based-Marketplaces
State health officials are recognizing that marketplaces and participating insurers can help reduce health inequities. A first step is for marketplaces to improve data collection of enrollees’ race and ethnicity. A new blog post from the Commonwealth Fund authored by researchers at Georgetown University reviews current data collection of race and ethnicity among state-based marketplaces. In the post, the researchers highlight how changes to the application process and working with insurers to fill gaps, state-based insurance marketplaces can improve their collection of information on race and ethnicity.