Who is at Risk of Losing and Gaining Health Insurance?
31 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 29, 2008
In this study, we examine annual transitions into and out of health insurance coverage using matched data from the 1996 to 2004 Current Population Survey (CPS). We find evidence of several characteristics that are strongly associated with the likelihood of losing or gaining health insurance including race, education, unemployment, part-time employment status, employment size, and self-employment.
Keywords: health insurance transitions, insurance volatility, employer sponsored insurance
JEL Classification: I1, J1
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