(Top Image): Using restricted Census data, I find no effects of Medicare eligibility at age 65 on mortality.
(Bottom Image): Using NVSS data, I find no effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on near-elderly mortality for individuals without a HS education. I also analyze the effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on near-elderly mortality using restricted Census data, and the results of this analysis are currently awaiting disclosure review.
Part of FSRDC Project UT-02603
Despite being at the forefront of recent policy debates, determining the effects of public health insurance on mortality remains empirically elusive. My dissertation, summarized in this job market paper, aims to improve our understanding and existing estimates of the effects of public health insurance on near-elderly mortality. Using restricted Census and NVSS data, I examine the effects of Medicare eligibility at age 65 and ACA Medicaid eligibility on near-elderly mortality.
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