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Analyzing the relationship between health insurance, health costs, and health care utilization

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  • Eric French
  • Kirti Kamboj

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Using data the Health and Retirement Survey and the Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old, this article provides an empirical analysis of the determinants of whether an individual purchases health insurance. The authors describe the relationship between health costs and health care utilization of individuals aged 50 and explore how these factors vary with access to health insurance.

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  • Eric French & Kirti Kamboj, 2002. "Analyzing the relationship between health insurance, health costs, and health care utilization," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q III, pages 60-72.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2002:i:qiii:p:60-72:n:v.26no.3
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    1. Eric French & Mariacristina De Nardi & John Bailey Jones & Olesya Baker & Phil Doctor, 2006. "Right before the end: asset decumulation at the end of life," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q III, pages 2-13.

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    Medicare ; Medical care; Cost of;

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