The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from Massachusetts(☆).

  title={The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from Massachusetts(☆).},
  author={Jonathan T. Kolstad and Amanda E. Kowalski},
  journal={Journal of public economics},
  volume={96 11-12},
In April 2006, Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near-universal health insurance coverage. The key features of this legislation were a model for national health reform, passed in March 2010. The reform gives us a novel opportunity to examine the impact of expansion to near-universal coverage state-wide. Among hospital discharges in Massachusetts, we find that the reform decreased uninsurance by 36% relative to its initial level and to other states. Reform affected utilization… CONTINUE READING
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