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The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration and Evaluation Project: Impacts on Health and Employment at Twelve Months


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  • Charles Michalopoulos
  • David Wittenburg
  • Dina A. R. Israel
  • Jennifer Schore
  • Anne Warren
  • Aparajita Zutshi
  • Stephen Freedman
  • Lisa Schwartz


This final report of the Accelerated Benefits (AB) Demonstration found that participants made extensive use of program services, AB health care benefits increased health care use and reduced reported unmet medical needs, and AB Plus services encouraged people to look for work but did not increase employment levels in the first year.

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Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7005.

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Length: 132
Date of creation: 28 Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7005

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Keywords: Accelerated Benefits; Employment; SSDI; Disability;


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  1. David Wittenburg & Peter Baird & Lisa Schwartz & David Butler, 2008. "Health Benefits for the Uninsured: Design and Early Implementation of the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6035, Mathematica Policy Research.
  2. David Wittenburg & Anne Warren & Deborah Peikes & Stephen Freedman, 2010. "Providing Health Benefits and Work-Related Services to Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries: Six-Month Results from the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6564, Mathematica Policy Research.
  3. Craig Thornton & Gina Livermore & Thomas Fraker & David Stapleton & Bonnie O'Day & David Wittenburg & Robert Weathers & Nanette Goodman & Tim Silva & Emily Sama Martin & Jesse Gregory & Debra Wright &, 2007. "Evaluation of the Ticket to Work Program. Assessment of Post-Rollout Implementation and Early Impacts," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 5621, Mathematica Policy Research.
  4. David Card & Carlos Dobkin & Nicole Maestas, 2004. "The Impact of Nearly Universal Insurance Coverage on Health Care Utilization and Health: Evidence from Medicare," Working Papers 197, RAND Corporation Publications Department.
  5. David Stapleton & Gina Livermore & Craig Thornton & Bonnie O'Day & Robert Weathers & Krista Harrison & So O'Neil & Emily Sama Martin & David Wittenburg & Debra Wright, 2008. "Ticket to Work at the Crossroads: A Solid Foundation with an Uncertain Future," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6135, Mathematica Policy Research.
  6. David Card & Carlos Dobkin & Nicole Maestas, 2007. "Does Medicare Save Lives?," NBER Working Papers 13668, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. David Card & Carlos Dobkin & Nicole Maestas, 2005. "The Impact of Health Insurance Status on Treatment Intensity and Health Outcomes," Working Papers 505, RAND Corporation Publications Department.
  8. Anu Rangarajan & David Wittenburg & Todd Honeycutt & Debra Brucker, 2008. "Programmes to Promote Employment for Disabled People: Lessons from the United States," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6102, Mathematica Policy Research.
  9. Finkelstein, Amy & McKnight, Robin, 2008. "What did Medicare do? The initial impact of Medicare on mortality and out of pocket medical spending," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(7), pages 1644-1668, July.
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Cited by:
  1. David R. Mann & David Wittenburg, 2012. "Back to Work: Recent SSA Employment Demonstrations for People with Disabilities," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7485, Mathematica Policy Research.
  2. Aviva Aron-Dine & Liran Einav & Amy Finkelstein, 2012. "We re-present and re-examine the analysis from the famous RAND Health Insurance Experiment from the 1970s on the impact of consumer cost sharing in health insurance on medical spending. We begin by su," Discussion Papers 12-007, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
  3. David Wittenburg & David R. Mann & David C. Stapleton, 2012. "Work Incentive Simplification Pilot (WISP): Recommendations of the Technical Advisory Panel Regarding the Evaluation Design," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7471, Mathematica Policy Research.
  4. Weathers, Robert R. & Stegman, Michelle, 2012. "The effect of expanding access to health insurance on the health and mortality of Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 863-875.
  5. Aviva Aron-Dine & Liran Einav & Amy Finkelstein, 2012. "The RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Three Decades Later," NBER Working Papers 18642, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


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