State & Federal Young Adult Coverage Expansion Policies: Further Analysis and New Questions
April 2, 2013
1:30 p.m. EDT - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Join us as Dr. Joel C. Cantor, Director of the Center for State Health Policy and Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University, discusses findings from his SHARE-funded research evaluating state and federal young adult dependent coverage expansion policies using the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Dr. Cantor will address a range of questions that build upon the Rutgers team's work evaluating state and federal efforts to expand young adult dependent coverage. Questions that will be considered include:
- What was the impact of the ACA dependent coverage provisions on the coverage status of young adults?
- Did the coverage gains grow over time?
- Did coverage increase differentially in states that did and did not have pre-existing dependent coverage rules?
- Did the impact of the ACA dependent coverage provisions differ by economic or demographic characteristics of the young adults?
- Have the ACA dependent coverage rules had an impact on the likelihood of young adults being employed full time?
- How will the ACA dependent coverage provisions impact the distribution of risk in Medicaid and the Health Insurance Exchange?
Dr. Cantor will be joined by Dr. Thomas Buchmueller, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Buchmueller will discuss findings from similar research on young adult coverage using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Dr. Buchmueller will also present findings from an NHIS-based analysis of the impact of the expansion of young adult dependent coverage on access to care.