Tag Archives: Medicaid

Public Insurance and Mortality: Evidence from Medicaid Implementation

From Andrew Goodman-Bacon: This paper provides new evidence that Medicaid’s introduction reduced mortality rates among nonwhite infants and children in the 1960s and 1970s. Medicaid required states to cover all cash welfare recipients, which induced substantial cross-state variation in the share … Continue reading

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Horrible Situation, Interesting Economics Experiment

From a NYTimes article on new Medicaid coverage holes in certain states, i.e. Texas, Florida, Kansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia, which are refusing to expand Medicaid: In most cases, she said, adults with incomes from 32 percent to 100 percent of the … Continue reading

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Regional Variation in Health Insurance Premia, Wages, & Health Costs

While I’m certainly not the first to point these features out, it is astounding to look at how quickly health insurance premia have grown overtime, especially when you compare this growth to that of average wages, total Medicare spending per … Continue reading

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The Effect of U.S. Health Insurance Expansions on Medical Innovation

Here’s an interesting recent paper by Jeff Clemens on the effect of health insurance expansions on medical innovation. Abstract: I study the effect of health insurance expansions on medical innovation. Innovation by practitioners creates important roles for local patient flows and payment … Continue reading

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When more states look like Florida, will we spend too little on Education?

The combination of raising healthcare costs (mostly via Medicaid at the state level), pension obligations, lower employment to population ratios and thus tax revenues, balanced budget requirements, state tax competition, the reluctance to raise taxes in general and mobility concerns … Continue reading

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