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OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of price on the demand for health insurance by early retirees between the ages of 55 and 64. DATA SOURCE Administrative health plan enrollment data from a medium-sized U.S. employer. STUDY DESIGN The analysis takes advantage of a natural experiment created by the firm's health insurance contribution policy. The amount the(More)
In light of recent interest in tax credits and other price-based incentives to stimulate the purchase of insurance, this study estimates the price elasticity of demand for nongroup health insurance for single workers without access to employer-sponsored insurance. Our premium measure explicitly accounts for two components that have not been examined in(More)
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