Research Report Variations in the Uninsured
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State- and County-Level Analyses
Jill A. Marsteller, Len Nichols, Bethany Kessler, Shruti Rajan, Stephen Zuckerman
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Using the state as the unit of analysis, this study gauges the effects of various state policy interventions on rates of uninsurance, private coverage, and Medicaid coverage for the nonelderly population. The study controls for economic structures, population demographics, and characteristics of the health-service market. Then, using Wisconsin counties as units of analysis within a common regulatory environment, the relative importance of economic and demographic characteristics of the health-service market are tested to see if any of these factors can explain overall rates of health insurance coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care Taxes and budgets
Tags State and local tax issues Health insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center