Stemming the Tide? The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on Health Insurance
AbstractDespite considerable research, there is little consensus about the impact of Medicaid eligibility expansions for low-income children. In this paper, I reexamine the expansions' impact on Medicaid take-up and private insurance "crowd-out." Focusing on the most influential estimates of the expansions' impact, I show that while many of the critiques leveled at these estimates have little effect on their magnitude, accounting for age-specific trends in coverage produces estimates similar to others in the literature. Estimating the impact of later expansions using additional years of data, I find low rates of take-up and no evidence of crowding out.
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Publication status: published as Shore-Sheppard, Lara D. "Stemming the Tide? The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on Health Insurance." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 8, 2 (2008): Article 6.
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- Lara D. Shore-Sheppard, 2005. "Stemming the Tide? The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on Health Insurance," Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College 2005-06, Department of Economics, Williams College.
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