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Effect of State Health Insurance Mandates on Employer-provided Health Insurance

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  • David N van der Goes

    () (Department of Economics, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.)

  • Justin Wang

    () (Department of Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, 01609-2280 USA.)

  • Katharine C Wolchik

    () (Department of Economics, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.)

Abstract

We determine the impact of the change in the number of state health insurance mandates from 2004 to 2006 on the probability that an individual has employer-provided health insurance (EPHI). We hypothesize that increasing the number of mandates will decrease the probability that an individual has EPHI. Using the within-state variation of the number of mandates, we show that each additional mandate causes approximately a 0.2 percentage point decrease in the probability that an individual has EPHI. Importantly, using a two-stage least squares model, we are able to clearly demonstrate that these results are not biased by endogeneity.

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  • David N van der Goes & Justin Wang & Katharine C Wolchik, 2011. "Effect of State Health Insurance Mandates on Employer-provided Health Insurance," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 37(4), pages 437-449.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:easeco:v:37:y:2011:i:4:p:437-449
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    1. James Bailey, 2014. "Who pays the high health costs of older workers? Evidence from prostate cancer screening mandates," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(32), pages 3931-3941, November.
    2. repec:eee:jhecon:v:55:y:2017:i:c:p:45-60 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Bailey, James, 2013. "Who pays for obesity? Evidence from health insurance benefit mandates," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 287-289.

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