Health Care Use, Out-of-Pocket Expenditure, and Macroeconomic Conditions During the Great Recession

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We study how macroeconomic conditions during the Great Recession affected health care utilization and out-of-pocket expenditures of American households. We use two data sources: the Consumer Expenditure (CE) Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); each has its own advantages. The CE contains quarterly frequency variables, and the… (More)

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