Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The performance of state Obamacare markets is heavily influenced by the size and makeup of coverage regions in the state.

Dickstein, Michael (2015) The performance of state Obamacare markets is heavily influenced by the size and makeup of coverage regions in the state. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Sep 2015). Website.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (353kB) | Preview

Abstract

While millions have signed up for health insurance under Obamacare since it launched in 2014, coverage across individual states has been uneven, with some signing up as many as 87 percent of those uninsured, while others signed up as few as 13 percent of those eligible. In new research which examines state by state differences in health insurance market boundaries, Michael Dickstein finds that when smaller counties were bundled with larger neighbors, insurers were more willing to enter the market, which is associated with lower premiums. They also find that those regions which have a mix of very high and low levels of urbanity were less attractive to insurers, and had higher premiums.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:15
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75784

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics