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November 27, 2012

CSSRR Health–November 27, 2012

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 4:43 pm

Center for Health and Wellbeing [Princeton University] Working Paper: “Consequences of the expansion of employer sponsored┬áhealth insurance to dependent young adults,” by David Jason and Gershkoff Slusky (October 2012, .pdf format, 61p.).

Abstract:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates that young adults be able to stay on parental health insurance until age 26. This paper creates a new algorithm to identify individuals with parental health insurance. Using an age/time difference-in-difference analysis, it finds that this federal mandate increased insurance coverage by 3-4 percentage points. Parental insurance rose by 7-9 percentage points, but own coverage fell by 4-5 percentage points. The mandate also caused substitution from full-time to part-time work and from four-year private to two-year public colleges. Treated young adults were also 2-3 percentage points more likely to have a personal doctor and 1-2 percentage points less likely to have forgone care due to cost, and their households spent an average of $45-$60 per three months less on health insurance.

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Working Paper: “Recent Trends in Prescription Drug Use and Expenditures by Medicaid Enrollees,” by Eric M. Sarpong, Ed Miller, and J.S. Banthin (Working Paper 12006, November 2012, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

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