Access to and Use of Health Insurance Survey
Are you uninsured?
Do you have health insurance but do not use it?

If so, the Maryland Insurance Administration wants to hear from YOU!

The Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore is conducting focus groups and surveys of people living in low-income, rural, or medically underserved areas to explore why some individuals don’t buy health insurance and why some other individuals who have health insurance don’t use their benefits. 

The study is being conducted for the Maryland Insurance Administration and is 100% funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The results will be shared with the Maryland General Assembly.

There are two ways for you to participate – you can complete an online survey or you can participating in a focus group (a small group discussion). You can do both – you can complete the survey and participate in a focus group.

FOCUS GROUPS:

To be eligible to participate in the focus group …  

  • One of the following statements must be true about you:
    1. I do not have health insurance
    2. I have insurance but have not been to a doctor in the last 12 months
    3. I have insurance and have been to a doctor in the last 12 months but did not use my insurance

AND

  • You must reside in one of the zip codes listed for your area (see below).

ONLINE SURVEY:

Unable to attend a focus group but want your voice to be heard? Share your feedback on the online survey instead!

Complete the survey in English

ENCUESTRA EN LINEA:

¿No puede asistir a un grupo focal pero quiere que se escuche su voz? ¡Comparte tus comentarios respondiendo la encuesta en línea! (¡Sí, está disponible en español!)

Complete la encrusta en Espanol

TO REGISTER: Complete eligibility screening and register for a focus group:

If you meet the eligibility requirements and want to participate in a focus group in your area, please complete the screening survey and registration form using the link below.

o  Hagerstown Focus Group - Click Here
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o   Chestertown Focus Group - Click here
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o   Owings Focus Group - Click here
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o   Leonardtown Focus Group - Click here
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