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

Lara Shore-Sheppard

No 2005-06, Department of Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics, Williams College

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.

Keywords: Migration; Educational Attainment; Rural China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J24 O12 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2005-01
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Published in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Vol. 8, Iss. 2 (Advances), Article 6, 2008.

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