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The impact of an individual health insurance mandate on hospital and preventive care

Jonathan T. Kolstad

The impact of an individual health insurance mandate on hospital and preventive care

evidence from massachusetts

by Jonathan T. Kolstad

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJonathan T. Kolstad, Amanda E. Kowalski
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 16012, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 16012.
ContributionsKowalski, Amanda E., National Bureau of Economic Research
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LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24558245M
LC Control Number2010655901

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The impact of an individual health insurance mandate on hospital and preventive care by Jonathan T. Kolstad Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Impact of an Individual Health Insurance Mandate On Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from Massachusetts Jonathan T. Kolstad and Amanda E. Kowalski NBER Working Paper No. May JEL No. H22,H51,I11,I28,I38 ABSTRACT In Aprilthe state of Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near universal health insurance.

Downloadable. In Aprilthe state of Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near universal health insurance coverage. A key provision of this legislation, and of the national legislation passed in Marchis an individual mandate to obtain health insurance.

In this paper, we use hospital data to examine the impact of this legislation on insurance coverage, utilization. Get this from a library. The Impact of an Individual Health Insurance Mandate On Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from Massachusetts. [Jonathan T Kolstad; Amanda E Kowalski] -- In Aprilthe state of Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near universal health insurance coverage.

A key provision of this legislation, and of the national legislation passed. In addition to changes in the production process within a hospital, we are interested in the impact of insurance coverage on how patients enter the health care system and access preventive care.

We first examine changes in the use of the emergency room (ER) as a point of entry for inpatient by:   The individual mandate, an integral part of health reform, has nevertheless become enormously controversial.

Supporters say the mandate is necessary to ensure that nearly all Americans have health care access and coverage and to help keep. Kolstad JT. Kowalski AE. The impact of an individual health insurance mandate on hospital and preventive care: evidence from Massachusetts. NBER Working Paper Series, National Bureau of Economic Research.

Kolstad JT. Kowalski AE. The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from by: 9.

NBER Program(s):Program on the Economics of Aging, Health Care Program. In Aprilthe state of Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near universal health insurance coverage. A key provision of this legislation, and of the national legislation passed in Marchis an individual mandate to obtain health insurance.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision, generally called the individual mandate, that requires most U.S. citizens and noncitizens who lawfully reside in the country to have health insurance meeting specified standards and that imposes penalties on those without an exemption who do not comply.

Kowalski, A. & Kolstad, J., "The Impact of an Individual Health Insurance Mandate on Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from Massachusetts," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 10/18, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.

David M. to be covered by a health insurance plan that meets certain minimal standards or face a penalty—the so-called individual mandate—is an important part of achieving this reduction.

Under health reform without a mandate, between 40 and 42 million would remain uninsured. Tens of billions of dollars are spent each year by all levels of.

The individual mandate, an idea inspired by conservative intellectuals but ultimately embraced by Democratic lawmakers as an essential part of the Affordable Care Act, will soon be dead.

Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision, generally called the individual mandate, that requires most U.S.

citizens and noncitizens who lawfully reside in the country to have health insurance meeting specified standards and that imposes penalties on those with-File Size: KB. coverage, we turn to the impact of the reform on hospital and preventive care.

We first study the intensity of care e health insurance lowers the price of health care services to consumers, a large-scale expansion in coverage has the potential to increase demand for health care services, the intensity of treatment, and by: Most health plans must cover a set of preventive services — like shots and screening tests — at no cost to you.

This includes plans available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. These services are free only when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network. There are 3 sets of free preventive services. Get this from a library. The impact of health care reform on hospital and preventive care: evidence from Massachusetts.

[Jonathan T Kolstad; Amanda E Kowalski; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- In Aprilthe state of Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near universal health insurance coverage.

A key provision of this legislation, and of the national legislation. Introduction. The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in new insurance coverage for at least 16 million Americans.1, 2, 3 In addition to expanding insurance to previously uninsured individuals, the law also includes several provisions designed to enhance the coverage of preventive services.

Most notably, individuals newly covered through the health insurance marketplaces must be Cited by: 8.

The Affordable Care Act requires nearly everyone to have health insurance that meets minimum standards. With some exceptions, people who do not maintain ACA-compliant health insurance coverage pay a penalty.

The GOP tax bill that was enacted in late will eventually repeal the individual mandate penalty, but that won’t take effect until.

46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have passed laws and regulations mandating that health insurance plans cover diabetes treatment and preventive care. Previous research on state mandates suggested that these policies had little impact, since many health plans already covered the benefits.

Here, we analyze the contents of and model the effect of state by:   In AprilMassachusetts 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 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 Cited by: Issue: The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate requires most Americans to enroll in health insurance.

InCongress eliminated financial penalties associated with failing to comply with. The Individual Mandate: Implications for Public Health Law Article in The Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics 39(3) September with 36 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Individual Mandate for Health Insurance Coverage: In Brief Congressional Research Service 4 Exemptions Some individuals are exempt from the individual mandate or its associated penalty An individual who obtains an exemption from the mandate is not required to make a penalty paymentFile Size: KB.

largely ineligible for any public health insurance: low-income, non-elderly, non-disabled childless adults (henceforth referred to as “childless adults”).

This is a key group that we examine in this study. In theory, the impact of gaining health insurance coverage on preventive care seems. The stability of Oregon’s individual health insurance market hinges on people like Mary Chamley. Chamley, who is 61 years old and lives in Hood River, doesn’t have a.

Richard S. Foster, “Estimated Financial Effects of the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,’ as Passed by the Senate on Decem ,” U.S.

Department of Health and Human. Note: Some states have their own individual health insurance mandate, requiring you to have qualifying health coverage or pay a fee with your state taxes for the plan year.

If you live in a state that requires you to have health coverage and you don’t have coverage (or an exemption): You’ll be charged a fee when you file your   J - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has revolutionized the health insurance industry in a number of ways.

Its impacts have been vast. The GOP tax plan could have a big impact on health care policy, from repealing the individual mandate to triggering future cuts in health care spending. Health insurance is an insurance that covers the whole or a part of the risk of a person incurring medical expenses, spreading the risk over numerous estimating the overall risk of health care and health system expenses over the risk pool, an insurer can develop a routine finance structure, such as a monthly premium or payroll tax, to provide the money to pay for the health care.

Republicans used the tax overhaul to achieve a health-policy aim, repealing the individual mandate to have health insurance, a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act. As part of the ACA, the individual mandate requires all uninsured individuals to purchase a health insurance policy or be subject to a fine.

Those earning below the poverty line or for whom insurance would cost more than 8% of their income are exempt from the individual mandate, as are those with religious objections or coverage through their employer, Medicare, Medicaid, or other government.

Individual Health Insurance Mandate is Important for Patients and Their Physicians Release Date: August 9, While the battle over the legality of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring most individuals to purchase health insurance continues to be fought, its impact on the quality and cost of care and what it would mean for patients.

If the Republican sponsored American Health Care Act becomes law, the combination of reduced subsidies and the elimination of the individual mandate are likely to result in a smaller share of healthy individuals participating in the individual market. A relatively sicker pool of insured people would raise insurance premiums and higher prices would lead to reduced coverage.

The Importance of the Individual Mandate—Evidence from Massachusetts. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol.No. 4, Januarypp. – Congressional Budget Office.

Effects of Eliminating the Individual Mandate to Obtain Health Insurance. Washington, D.C., Congressional Budget Office. Will Health Insurance Mandates. The national health reform legislation passed in March shares many features of the Massachusetts reform, including an individual mandate to obtain health insurance coverage, new requirements for employers, expansions in subsidized care, state-level health insurance marketplaces modeled on the Massachusetts Connector, and new requirements Cited by: The Individual Mandate for Health Insurance Coverage: In Brief Congressional Research Service 2 The statute identifies types of coverage consisting of limited benefits, such as dental-only insurance, that are not considered minimum essential coverage.5 Penalty Individuals who do not comply with the mandate, or who have dependents who do not File Size: KB.

Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate The tax bill being considered by Congress includes a repeal of the Affordable Care. the reform on hospital and preventive care. We rst study the intensity of care provided.

Because health insurance lowers the price of health care services to consumers, a large-scale expansion in coverage has the potential to increase demand for health care services, the intensity of treatment, and cost.

Recent attempts to repeal the health care law and President Trump's actions to roll it back may impact how much time you'll have to choose a health insurance plan, what subsidies are.

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision largely upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, many stakeholders have renewed their commitment to health care reform. In fact, a Cited by:. The failure of many initiatives to promote increased access to specialist care, such as safety-net schemes and (many would argue) the private health insurance rebate, is often due to a lack of understanding of the complexity of the system on the part of governments and their : Jennifer Doggett.

The demise of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate will lead to higher premiums and lower enrollment in plans sold on the health law’s marketplace, Wendy K. Mariner, a .Individual Mandates in Health Insurance Reform. 2 Introduction The idea of an individual mandate in health care has been considered at least since the early s, when the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think Individual Mandates in Health Insurance Reform Recommendation 3: Individual mandates will be most effective and less.