National Health Insurance and precautionary saving: evidence from Taiwan

@inproceedings{Chou2003NationalHI,
  title={National Health Insurance and precautionary saving: evidence from Taiwan},
  author={Shin-Yi Chou and Jin-tan Liu and James K. Hammitt},
  year={2003}
}
  • Shin-Yi Chou, Jin-tan Liu, James K. Hammitt
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • Abstract By reducing uncertainty about future medical expenses, comprehensive health insurance can reduce households’ precautionary saving. We examine this effect using Taiwan micro-data spanning the 1995 introduction of National Health Insurance. The effects of National Health Insurance are identified using employment-based variation in prior insurance coverage. Replacement of the households’ prior insurance coverage with National Health Insurance is exogenous to the household, so our… CONTINUE READING

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