Welfare Reform, Labor Supply, and Health Insurance in the Immigrant Population

@article{Borjas2003WelfareRL,
  title={Welfare Reform, Labor Supply, and Health Insurance in the Immigrant Population},
  author={George J. Borjas},
  journal={SIRN: Low Income Families with Children (Topic)},
  year={2003}
}
  • G. Borjas
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Business
  • SIRN: Low Income Families with Children (Topic)
Although the 1996 welfare reform legislation limited the eligibility of immigrant households to receive assistance, many states chose to protect their immigrant populations by offering state-funded aid to these groups. I exploit these changes in eligibility rules to examine the link between the welfare cutbacks and health insurance coverage in the immigrant population. The data reveal that the cutbacks in the Medicaid program did not reduce health insurance coverage rates among targeted… Expand
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