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The impact of the introduction of premiums into a SCHIP program

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  • James Marton

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This paper examines the introduction of premiums into the SCHIP program in Kentucky. Kentucky introduced a $20 monthly premium for SCHIP coverage for children with family incomes between 151 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty level in December 2003. Administrative data between 2001 and 2004 is used to estimate a Cox proportional hazard model that predicts enrollment duration in this premiumpaying category. The results suggest that a premium reduces the length of enrollment, with the impact concentrated in the first three months after the introduction of the premium. Similar results are not found for the non-premium-paying category. © 2007 by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Volume (Year): 26 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 237-255

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:26:y:2007:i:2:p:237-255

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  1. Marton, James & Wildasin, David E., 2007. "State government cash and in-kind benefits: Intergovernmental fiscal transfers and cross-program substitution," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 1-20, January.
  2. Meyer, Bruce D, 1990. "Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Spells," Econometrica, Econometric Society, Econometric Society, vol. 58(4), pages 757-82, July.
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  1. James Marton & Patricia G. Ketsche & Mei Zhou, 2010. "SCHIP premiums, enrollment, and expenditures: a two state, competing risk analysis," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(7), pages 772-791.
  2. Adam Eckerd & Andrew Keeler, 2012. "Going green together? Brownfield remediation and environmental justice," Policy Sciences, Springer, Springer, vol. 45(4), pages 293-314, December.
  3. Patricia Ketsche & E. Kathleen Adams & Karen Minyard & Rebecca Kellenberg, 2007. "The stigma of public programs: Does a separate S-CHIP program reduce it?," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 26(4), pages 775-790.
  4. Su Liu & Deborah Chollet, 2006. "Price and Income Elasticity of the Demand for Health Insurance and Health Care Services," Mathematica Policy Research Reports, Mathematica Policy Research 5058, Mathematica Policy Research.
  5. Marton, James & Yelowitz, Aaron, 2014. "Health Insurance Generosity and Conditional Coverage: Evidence from Medicaid Managed Care in Kentucky," MPRA Paper 57412, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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