Cooperation and Competition Among Welfare Recipient Groups : Do Taxpayers Pay for Cost Increases ?

@inproceedings{Craig2010CooperationAC,
  title={Cooperation and Competition Among Welfare Recipient Groups : Do Taxpayers Pay for Cost Increases ?},
  author={Steven G. Craig and Larry L Howard},
  year={2010}
}
This research examines how state governments cope with the cost pressures emanating from the Medicaid low-income health care program using a demand systems approach. We find states differentially respond to the rising costs of the elderly, disabled, and families. Our panel estimates over states are sensitive to including the full spectrum of policy responses, including other government spending and taxes. The GMM estimates, using primarily federally controlled program outcomes to identify the… CONTINUE READING