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Measuring Health Insurance Benefits: The Case of People with Disabilities

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  • Richard V. Burkhauser
  • Jeff Larrimore
  • Sean Lyons

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Since 2012 the Congressional Budget Office has included an estimate of the market value of government-provided health insurance coverage in its measures of household income. We follow this practice for both public and private health insurance to capture the impact of greater access to government-provided health insurance for working-age people with disabilities, whose value rose in 2010 dollars from $11.7B in 1980 to $114.3B in 2012. We then consider the more general implications of incorporating estimates of the market price of insurance, equivalent to that provided by the government, into policy analyses in a post-Affordable Care Act world.

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  • Richard V. Burkhauser & Jeff Larrimore & Sean Lyons, 2015. "Measuring Health Insurance Benefits: The Case of People with Disabilities," NBER Working Papers 21629, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:21629
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    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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