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Abdus S, Hudson J, Hill SC
AHRQ Author: Abdus S, Hudson J, Hill SC, Selden TM
Children's health insurance program premiums adversely affect enrollment, especially among lower-income children.
Using MEPS data, the authors showed that the relationship between premiums and coverage varies considerably by income level and by parental access to employer-sponsored insurance. They found that the increase in uninsurance is largest among children whose parents lack offers of employer coverage.
Citation: Abdus S, Hudson J, Hill SC . Children's health insurance program premiums adversely affect enrollment, especially among lower-income children. Health Aff 2014 Aug;33(8):1353-60. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0182.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Healthcare Costs, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Low-Income
Hill SC, Abdus S, Hudson JL
AHRQ Author: Hill SC, Hudson JL, Selden TM
Adults in the income range for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion are healthier than pre-ACA enrollees.
The investigators used MEPS data to compare nondisabled adults enrolled in Medicaid prior to the ACA with two other groups: adults who were eligible for Medicaid but not enrolled in it, and adults who were in the income range for the ACA's Medicaid expansion and thus newly eligible for coverage. They found that both the newly eligible and those eligible before the ACA but not enrolled were healthier on several measures than pre-ACA enrollees. They concluded that by expanding Medicaid eligibility, states could provide coverage to millions of healthier adults as well as to millions who have chronic conditions and who need care.
Citation: Hill SC, Abdus S, Hudson JL . Adults in the income range for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion are healthier than pre-ACA enrollees. Health Aff 2014 Apr;33(4):691-9. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0743.
Keywords: Health Insurance, Policy, Health Status, Low-Income, Medicaid, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)