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The effect of an employer health insurance mandate on health insurance coverage and the demand for labor: evidence from Hawaii

Over the past few decades, policy makers have considered employer mandates as a strategy for stemming the tide of declining health insurance coverage. In this paper we examine the long term effects of the only employer health insurance mandate that has ever been enforced in the United States, Hawaii's Prepaid Health Care Act, using a standard supply-demand framework and Current Population Survey data covering the years 1979 to 2005. During this period, the coverage gap between Hawaii and other states increased, as did real health insurance costs, implying a rising burden of the mandate on ...
Working Paper Series , Paper 2009-08

Journal Article
The trouble with managed care

Regional Review , Issue Win , Pages 6-11

Journal Article
Health insurance in America: searching for a cure

The Regional Economist , Issue Jan , Pages 5-9

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No free aspirin?

FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
The economics of health care reform

An analysis of how three health care reform proposals--universal coverage, mandatory participation in regional health care alliances, and community-rated insurance premiums--would affect Americans' health and pocketbooks.
Economic Commentary , Issue Sep

Journal Article
Health insurance trends point to an increase in uninsured children in New York and New Jersey

Between 1988 and 1997, the percentage of children in New York and New Jersey receiving public health insurance increased modestly, while the percentage of children with private insurance showed a sharp decline. The net effect of these changes has been a marked rise in the share of Second District children without any health insurance.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 6 , Issue Feb

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Mandatory and affordable health insurance: commentary

Regional Economic Development , Issue Oct , Pages 29-31

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Legislative update : The mixed bag of Medicare drug coverage

Econ Focus , Volume 8 , Issue Spr , Pages 5

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Economists weigh all the costs of health care

In evaluating health-care plans, economists look for the not-so-obvious costs, such as those related to adverse side effects, patients' lost productivity and even volunteers' time.
The Regional Economist , Issue Jul. , Pages 10-11

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