Health Insurance Coverage and Health - What the Recent Evidence Tells Us.

  title={Health Insurance Coverage and Health - What the Recent Evidence Tells Us.},
  author={Benjamin D. Sommers and Atul A. Gawande and Katherine Baicker},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={377 6},
The national debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has involved substantial discussion about what effects — if any — insurance coverage has on health and mortality. The prospect that the law’s replacement might lead to millions of Americans losing coverage has brought this empirical question into sharp focus. For instance, politicians have recently argued that the number of people with health insurance is not a useful policy metric1 and that no one dies from a lack of access to health care… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
15 Citations
55 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 55 references

GOP congressman: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.

  • K. Watson
  • CBS News. May
  • 2017

State Medicaid expansions and mortality, revisited: a cost-benefit analysis

  • BD Sommers
  • Am J Health Econ 2017 May 17 (Epub ahead of print…
  • 2017

The effect of state Medicaid expansions on prescription drug use: evidence from the Affordable Care Act

  • A Ghosh, K Simon, BD. Sommers
  • 2017

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…