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Health insurance and ex ante moral hazard: evidence from Medicare
Evidence that obtaining health insurance reduces prevention and increases unhealthy behaviors among elderly men and physician counseling is successful in changing health behaviors is found.
WHEN DO SHELTER‐IN‐PLACE ORDERS FIGHT COVID‐19 BEST? POLICY HETEROGENEITY ACROSS STATES AND ADOPTION TIME
This study explores the impact of Shelter‐in‐Place Orders (SIPOs) on health, with attention to heterogeneity in their impacts. First, using daily state‐level social distancing data, we document that…
Mental Health Parity Legislation, Cost-Sharing and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions
Investigation of the impact of state mental health and SA parity legislation on treatment admission flows and cost-sharing indicates that mandating comprehensive parity for mentalhealth and SA disorders raises the probability that a treatment admission is privately insured, lowering costs for the individual.
Alcohol Advertising and Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents
Results show that reduction of alcohol advertising can produce a modest decline in adolescent alcohol consumption, though effects may vary by race and gender.
With a Little Help from My Friends: The Effects of Naloxone Access and Good Samaritan Laws on Opioid-Related Deaths
It is found that the adoption of a NAL is associated with a 9 to 11 percent reduction in opioid-related deaths, and neither NALs nor GSLs increase the recreational use of prescription painkillers.
Mandatory Access Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Prescription Drug Abuse
- Dhaval M. Dave, Anca Cotet-Grecu, H. Saffer
- Political ScienceJournal of policy analysis and management : [the…
- 1 June 2017
It is found that mandatory-access provisions, which raised PDMP utilization rates by actually requiring providers to query the PDMP prior to prescribing a controlled drug, are significantly associated with a reduction in Rx drug abuse.
Alcohol consumption and alcohol advertising bans
The primary conclusions of this study are that alcohol advertising bans decrease alcohol consumption and that alcohol consumption has a positive effect on the legislation of advertising bans.
How Does the Business Cycle Affect Eating Habits?
Did California's Shelter-in-Place Order Work? Early Coronavirus-Related Public Health Effects
- Andrew Friedson, Drew McNichols, Joseph J. Sabia, Dhaval M. Dave
- MedicineSSRN Electronic Journal
- 1 April 2020
Using daily state-level coronavirus data and a synthetic control research design, it is found that California’s statewide SIPO reduced COVID-19 cases by 125.5 to 219.7 per 100,000 population by April 20, one month following the order.