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Supplementary data for: Reducing Medical Spending of the Publicly Insured: The Case for a Cash-Out Option

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1
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Creator
  • Pashchenko, Svetlana (University of Georgia)
  • Porapakkarm, Ponpoje (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Publication Date
2019-01-03
Description
  • Abstract

    Individuals' medical spending has both necessary and discretionary components, which are not, however, separately observable. This paper studies ways to improve upon existing public health insurance policies by using a framework where both the discretionary and necessary components of medical spending are explicitly modeled. First, using a simple theoretical framework, the paper shows that the key to reducing discretionary medical spending is to introduce a trade-off between nonmedical and medical consumption. Next, using a rich quantitative life-cycle model, the paper shows that this trade-off can be successfully implemented by introducing an option to substitute public health insurance with cash transfers.
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  • Cites
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20160433 (Text)
Publications
  • Pashchenko, Svetlana, and Ponpoje Porapakkarm. “Reducing Medical Spending of the Publicly Insured: The Case for a Cash-Out Option.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11, no. 3 (August 2019): 390–426. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20160433.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20160433 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-11-25 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-11-14

Pashchenko, Svetlana; Porapakkarm, Ponpoje (2019): Supplementary data for: Reducing Medical Spending of the Publicly Insured: The Case for a Cash-Out Option. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E115541V1