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Stemming the Tide? The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on Health Insurance

Lara Shore-Sheppard

No 11091, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Despite considerable research, there is little consensus about the impact of Medicaid eligibility expansions for low-income children. In this paper, I reexamine the expansions' impact on Medicaid take-up and private insurance "crowd-out." Focusing on the most influential estimates of the expansions' impact, I show that while many of the critiques leveled at these estimates have little effect on their magnitude, accounting for age-specific trends in coverage produces estimates similar to others in the literature. Estimating the impact of later expansions using additional years of data, I find low rates of take-up and no evidence of crowding out.

JEL-codes: I1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-01
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Published as Shore-Sheppard, Lara D. "Stemming the Tide? The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on Health Insurance." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 8, 2 (2008): Article 6.

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