Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: Current Issues in Medicaid Policy
(Health Policy)

Thursday, November 12, 2015: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Tuttle South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Laura Dague, Texas A&M University
Panel Chairs:  Michael R. Richards, Vanderbilt University
Discussants:  Laura Wherry, University of California, Los Angeles and Alice Burns, Congressional Budget Office

Public Health Insurance and Work Incentives: Could the Affordable Care Act Reduce Labor Market Distortions?
Sarah Hamersma, Syracuse University and Burcin Unel, New York University

Medicaid Program Choice and Participant Inertia
Jim Marton1, Aaron Yelowitz2 and Jeff Talbert2, (1)Georgia State University, (2)University of Kentucky

This Panel will showcase recent quantitative work on current issues in Medicaid policy. These include both individual state and national estimates of topics including labor supply incentives of Medicaid beneficiaries, state cost-sharing requirements, provider payment increases, and program take-up. The papers in this panel feature both quasi-experimental analysis and economic modeling methods and showcase survey and administrative data use.
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