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Replication data for: Regulatory Redistribution in the Market for Health Insurance

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  • Clemens, Jeffrey
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  • Abstract

    Community-rating regulations equalize the insurance premiums faced by the healthy and the unhealthy. Intended reductions in the unhealthy's premiums can be undone, however, if the healthy forgo coverage. The severity of this adverse selection problem hinges largely on how health care costs are distributed across market participants. Theoretically, I show that Medicaid expansions can combat adverse selection by removing high cost individuals from the relevant risk pool. Empirically, I find that private coverage rates improved significantly in community-rated markets when states expanded Medicaid's coverage of relatively unhealthy adults. The effects of these health policy instruments are fundamentally linked. (JEL G22, G28, H51, H53, I13, I18, I38)
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20130169 (Text)
  • Clemens, Jeffrey. “Regulatory Redistribution in the Market for Health Insurance.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 2 (April 2015): 109–34.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20130169 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Clemens, Jeffrey (2015): Replication data for: Regulatory Redistribution in the Market for Health Insurance. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.