The Effects of Health Shocks on Employment and Health Insurance: The Role of Employer-Provided Health Insurance
AbstractWe study how men’s dependence on their own employer for health insurance affects labor supply responses and loss of health insurance coverage when faced with a serious health shock. Men with employment-contingent health insurance (ECHI) are more likely to remain working following some kinds of adverse health shocks, and are more likely to lose insurance. With the passage of health care reform, the tendency of men with ECHI as opposed to other sources of insurance to remain employed following a health shock may be diminished, along with the likelihood of losing health insurance.
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- Cathy Bradley & David Neumark & Meryl Motika, 2012. "The effects of health shocks on employment and health insurance: the role of employer-provided health insurance," International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 253-267, December.
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
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- NEP-ALL-2011-07-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2011-07-27 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2011-07-27 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2011-07-27 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2011-07-27 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-LTV-2011-07-27 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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