Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health

@article{Courtemanche2017EarlyEO,
  title={Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health},
  author={Charles Courtemanche and J. Marton and Benjamin Ukert and Aaron Yelowitz and Daniela Zapata},
  journal={Political Economy: Government Expenditures \& Related Policies eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
The goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to achieve nearly universal health insurance coverage through a combination of mandates, subsidies, marketplaces, and Medicaid expansions, most of which took effect in 2014. We use data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to examine the impacts of the ACA on health care access, risky health behaviors, and self-assessed health after two years. We estimate difference-in-difference-in-differences models that exploit variation in… Expand
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