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Medicaid

In: Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States

  • Jonathan Gruber

This paper examines the history, rules, and economic implications of the Medicaid program. I begin by providing a detailed overview of how the program works. I then provide information on who is covered, who is eligible, and spending patterns. I then turn to a review of the economic issues involved in studying the Medicaid program: assessing the impacts on insurance coverage (public and private), health, labor supply, family structure, and savings. I follow this with a review of the empirical literature on each of these topics. Finally, I conclude with a discussion of the policy issues and unanswered questions surrounding the Medicaid program.

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  • Robert A. Moffitt, 2003. "Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number moff03-1, May.
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