Public Health Insurance and Employment Transitions

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Erkmen Giray Aslim

Texas A&M University - Private Enterprise Research Center

Date Written: May 15, 2019

Abstract

This paper investigates the pre/post labor market implications of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion for a population near the eligibility cutoff. Exploiting the plausibly exogenous variation at the cutoff, I find that Medicaid enrollment increases for adults without dependent children. In expansion states, the probability of part-time employment increases at the cutoff, a result supporting "job lock" effects. The decrease in labor supply is strongest among females, low-educated workers, and individuals aged 45-64. There is also no evidence of employment transitions in non-expansion states.

Keywords: ACA's Medicaid expansion; job lock; difference-in-discontinuities

JEL Classification: C21, J21, J26, I10

Suggested Citation

Aslim, Erkmen Giray, Public Health Insurance and Employment Transitions (May 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2891510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2891510

Erkmen Giray Aslim (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University - Private Enterprise Research Center ( email )

College Station, TX
United States

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