The Impact of the Eligibility Threshold of a French Means‐Tested Health Insurance Programme on Doctor Visits: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

@inproceedings{Guthmuller2017TheIO,
  title={The Impact of the Eligibility Threshold of a French Means‐Tested Health Insurance Programme on Doctor Visits: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis},
  author={Sophie Guthmuller and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Wittwer},
  booktitle={Health economics},
  year={2017}
}
This paper assesses the impact of eligibility for a free means-tested complementary health insurance plan, called Couverture Maladie Universelle Complémentaire (CMUC), on doctor visits. We use information on the selection rule to qualify for the plan to identify the effect of eligibility and adopt a regression discontinuity approach. Our sample consists of low-income individuals enrolled in the Health Insurance Fund and recipients of social benefits from the Family Allowance Fund of an urban… CONTINUE READING
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