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The Political Economy of State Provided Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Evidence from California


Dora L. Costa


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

October 1995

NBER Working Paper No. w5328

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I investigate why the United States did not adopt European style health insurance in the 1910s by examining voting determinants on the 1918 referendum on state-provided health insurance in California. I find that although the persuasiveness of interest groups, especially doctors, was an important determinant of the 1918 vote, interest groups alone could not explain the resounding defeat of state-provided health insurance. Voters, I find, were unwilling to pass a costly measure with an unpredictable outcome.

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Costa, Dora L., The Political Economy of State Provided Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Evidence from California (October 1995). NBER Working Paper No. w5328. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=225392

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