Replication data for: Health Insurance Mandates, Mammography, and Breast Cancer Diagnoses
- Bitler, Marianne P.
- Carpenter, Christopher S.
AbstractWe examine the effects of state health insurance mandates requiring coverage of screening mammograms. We find evidence that mammography mandates significantly increased mammography screenings by 4.5-25 percent. Effects are larger for women with less than a high school degree in states that ban deductibles, a policy similar to a provision of federal health reform that eliminates cost-sharing for preventive care. We also find that mandates increased detection of early stage in-situ precancers. Finally, we find a substantial proportion of the increased screenings were attributable to mandates that are not consistent with 2014 recommendations of the American Cancer Society.
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DOI: 10.1257/pol.20120298 (Text)
Bitler, Marianne P., and Christopher S. Carpenter. “Health Insurance Mandates, Mammography, and Breast Cancer Diagnoses.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8, no. 3 (August 2016): 39–68. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20120298.
- ID: 10.1257/pol.20120298 (DOI)
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