Panel: Health Policy and Household Economic Wellbeing
(Health Policy)

Saturday, November 4, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Sayeh S Nikpay, Vanderbilt University
Panel Chairs:  Sayeh S Nikpay, Vanderbilt University
Discussants:  Marcus Dillender, - and Sayeh S Nikpay, Vanderbilt University

The Long-term Impacts of Community Health Centers on Individual’s Health, Wellbeing, and Productivity
Valentina Duque1, Martha Bailey1 and Andrew Goodman-Bacon2, (1)University of Michigan, (2)Vanderbilt University

Affordable Care Act Insurance Expansions and Use of Alternative Financial Services
Anne Fitzpatrick, University of Massachusetts, Boston and Katie Fitzpatrick, Seattle University

How Did the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace Coverage Affect Household Consumption: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey
Sayeh S Nikpay1, Helen G Levy2 and Thomas Buchmueller2, (1)Vanderbilt University, (2)University of Michigan

This session will provide new insights on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on economic wellbeing. The first paper provides novel evidence on the impact of the ACA Medicaid expansion and marketplace coverage on use of frequently used alternative financial services, including payday, pawn, title and other loans used by low-income households to make ends meet. The second paper will explore the impact of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion on pre-ACA racial and ethnic disparities in out-of-pocket medical expenditures. The third paper will estimate the effect of the ACA’s marketplace coverage on household medical and non-medical consumption and simulate the impact of newly proposed age-based premium tax credits under the American Health Care Act.

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