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ERIC Number: EJ835831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Partially Identifying Treatment Effects with an Application to Covering the Uninsured
Kreider, Brent; Hill, Steven C.
Journal of Human Resources, v44 n2 p409-449 Spr 2009
We extend the nonparametric literature on partially identified probability distributions and use our analytical results to provide sharp bounds on the impact of universal health insurance on provider visits and medical expenditures. Our approach accounts for uncertainty about the reliability of self-reported insurance status as well as uncertainty created by unknown counterfactuals. We construct health insurance validation data using detailed information from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Imposing relatively weak nonparametric assumptions, we estimate that under universal coverage monthly per capita provider visits and expenditures would rise by less than 8 percent and 16 percent, respectively, across the nonelderly population. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures and 26 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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