The dependence of health insurance availability on years left before Medicare
AbstractWe study the dependence of health insurance availability of near-elderly inpatients in the United States with respect to their ages. We show that the likelihood that near-elderly inpatients are uninsured continuously declines until the early ages of 60 but the trend is reversed for the last few years preceding Medicare coverage. In addition, compared to those covered by Medicaid or private insurance, the uninsured patients are more likely to be admitted into hospitals as emergency cases.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum in its series Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers with number 1107.
Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Health insurance; Medicare;
Other versions of this item:
- Esra Eren Bayindir & Mehmet Y. Gurdal & Ismail Saglam, 2012. "The Dependence of Health Insurance Availability on Years Left Before Medicare," Working Papers 1203, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of Economics.
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
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