Premium Subsidies, the Mandate, and Medicaid Expansion: Coverage Effects of the Affordable Care Act

@article{Frean2017PremiumST,
  title={Premium Subsidies, the Mandate, and Medicaid Expansion: Coverage Effects of the Affordable Care Act},
  author={Molly Frean and J. Gruber and B. Sommers},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2017}
}
  • Molly Frean, J. Gruber, B. Sommers
  • Published 2017
  • Business, Medicine, Economics
  • NBER Working Paper Series
  • Using premium subsidies for private coverage, an individual mandate, and Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased insurance coverage. We provide the first comprehensive assessment of these provisions’ effects, using the 2012-2015 American Community Survey and a triple-difference estimation strategy that exploits variation by income, geography, and time. Overall, our model explains 60% of the coverage gains in 2014-2015. We find that coverage was moderately responsive to… CONTINUE READING

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