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Impact of Premium Subsidies on the Take-up of Health Insurance: Evidence from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
National Bureau of Economic Research [NBER] Link to more items from this source
June 9, 2014
"[This] research contributes to the evaluation of the ARRA subsidy's coverage impact and to a better understanding of consumer responses to subsidized coverage options through the [ACA].... [T]he ARRA subsidy is associated with a 15.2-percent increase in the continuation of employer coverage. This translates into a price elasticity estimate of -0.24, which is towards the middle range of elasticities in existing studies.... [P]art of the increase in the continuation of employer coverage was offset by a decrease in non-group insurance."

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