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The Effect of Massachusetts' Health Reform on Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premiums

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  • Cogan John F

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    (Stanford University)

  • Hubbard R. Glenn

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    (Graduate School of Business of Columbia University)

  • Kessler Daniel

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    (Stanford University)

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we use publicly available data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to investigate the effect of Massachusetts' health reform plan on employer-sponsored insurance premiums. We tabulate premium growth for private-sector employers in Massachusetts and the United States as a whole for 2004 - 2008. We estimate the effect of the plan as the difference in premium growth between Massachusetts and the United States between 2006 and 2008—that is, before versus after the plan—over and above the difference in premium growth for 2004 to 2006. We find that health reform in Massachusetts increased single-coverage employer-sponsored insurance premiums by about 6 percent, or $262. Although our research design has important limitations, it does suggest that policy makers should be concerned about the consequences of health reform for the cost of private insurance.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 1-8

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:fhecpo:v:13:y:2010:i:2:n:5

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    Cited by:
    1. Jonathan Gruber, 2011. "The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act: How Reasonable Are the Projections?," NBER Working Papers 17168, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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