Code for: Does the individual mandate affect insurance coverage? Evidence from tax returns
- Lurie, Ithai (United States Department of the Treasury. Office of Tax Analysis)
- Sacks, Daniel (Indiana University)
- Heim, Brad (Indiana University)
AbstractWe estimate the effect of the ACA’s individual mandate on insurance coverage using regression discontinuity and regression kink designs with tax return data. We have four key results. First, the actual penalty paid per uninsured month is less than half the statutory amount. Second, nonetheless, we find visually clear and statistically significant responses to both extensive margin exposure to the mandate and to marginal increases in the mandate penalty. Third, we find substantial heterogeneity in who responds; men are especially responsive. Fourth, our estimates imply fairly small quantitative responses to the individual mandate, especially in the Health Insurance Exchanges.
2015-01-01 / 2016-12-31Time Period: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016
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Lurie, Ithai, Daniel Sacks, and Brad Heim. “Does the Individual Mandate Affect Insurance Coverage? Evidence from Tax Returns.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, n.d.
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