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Using the Medicare Buy-In Program to Estimate the Effect of Medicaid on SSI - Participation

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  • Aaron Yelowitz

    (UCLA)

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This article assesses the importance of receiving supplemental health insurance on participation in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the elderly. The implementation of the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program offered a substitute for Medicaid, and expanded health insurance eligibility to a higher income level. Using a sample of elderly respondents aged 66 to 75, I find that the QMB program reduced SSI participation. More than half of the QMB participants were previously covered by SSI and Medicaid. The calculations suggest that the QMB program was not as expensive as it might first appear because of reductions in SSI expenditure. Copyright 2000 by Oxford University Press.

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Paper provided by UCLA Department of Economics in its series UCLA Economics Working Papers with number 753.

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Cited by:
  1. Aaron Yelowitz, 1997. "Why Did the SSI-Disabled Program Grow So Much? Disentangling the Effect of Medicaid," NBER Working Papers 6139, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Brigitte Madrian, 2006. "The U.S. Health Care System and Labor Markets," NBER Working Papers 11980, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Leora Friedberg, 1998. "The Effect of Old Age Assistance on Retirement," NBER Working Papers 6548, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Todd E. Elder & Elizabeth T. Powers, 2004. "SSI for the Aged and the Problem of 'Take-Up'," Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center wp076, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center.
  5. Baicker, Katherine, 2001. "Government decision-making and the incidence of federal mandates," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(2), pages 147-194, November.
  6. Jonathan Gruber & Brigitte C. Madrian, 2002. "Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Job Mobility: A Critical Review of the Literature," JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research 255, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
  7. Janet Currie & Aaron S. Yelowitz, 1998. "Public Housing and Labor Supply," JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research 52, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
  8. Akinori Tomohara & Ho Lee, 2007. "Did State Children’s Health Insurance Program Affect Married Women’s Labor Supply?," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, Springer, vol. 28(4), pages 668-683, December.
  9. Katherine Baicker & Amy Finkelstein & Jae Song & Sarah Taubman, 2013. "The Impact of Medicaid on Labor Force Activity and Program Participation: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment," NBER Working Papers 19547, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  10. Todd Elder & Elizabeth Powers, 2006. "Public Health Insurance and SSI Program Participation Among the Aged," Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center wp117, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center.
  11. Aaron Yelowitz, 1997. "Public Policy and Health Care Choices of the Elderly: Evidence from the Medicare Buy-In Program," UCLA Economics Working Papers, UCLA Department of Economics 773, UCLA Department of Economics.
  12. Jonathan Gruber, 2000. "Medicaid," NBER Working Papers 7829, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    • Jonathan Gruber, 2003. "Medicaid," NBER Chapters, in: Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, pages 15-78 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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