Stemming the tide? the effect of expanding Medicaid eligibility on health insurance

Shore-Sheppard, Lara Dawn, 1969-

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  • "Despite considerable research, there is little consensus about the impact of Medicaid eligibility expansions for low-income children. In this paper, I reexamine the expansions' impact on Medicaid take-up and private insurance "crowd-out." Focusing on the most influential estimates of the expansions' impact, I show that while many of the critiques leveled at these estimates have little effect on their magnitude, accounting for age-specific trends in coverage produces estimates similar to others in the literature. Estimating the impact of later expansions using additional years of data, I find low rates of take-up and no evidence of crowding out"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.


  • "January 2005."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-27).
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.