The Effects of Young Adult‐Dependent Coverage And Contraception Mandates on Young Women

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Jennifer Trudeau

Sacred Heart University

Karen Smith Conway

University of New Hampshire

Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

This research investigates two features of the Affordable Care Act that especially affect young adults, the young adult‐dependent coverage (YAD) mandate and the requirement to cover contraception (CM). Both mandates were first enacted at the state level but have been studied only in isolation. We estimate a wide range of models allowing these mandates to have joint effects on insurance coverage, health‐care access, health outcomes and fertility. We provide new evidence that helps settle the mixed findings from past state‐level YAD and CM research and suggests the two mandates may combine to improve the well‐being of young adults.

JEL Classification: I18, I12, H75

Suggested Citation

Trudeau, Jennifer and Conway, Karen Smith, The Effects of Young Adult‐Dependent Coverage And Contraception Mandates on Young Women (January 2018). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp. 73-92, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3076626 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coep.12223

Jennifer Trudeau (Contact Author)

Sacred Heart University ( email )

5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
United States

Karen Smith Conway

University of New Hampshire ( email )

15 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
United States

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