Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161101
Authors: 
Maclean, J. Catherine
Popovici, Ioana
Stern, Elisheva Rachel
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10478
Abstract: 
We examine how substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers respond to private health insurance expansions induced by state equal coverage ('parity') laws for SUD treatment. We use data on the near universe of specialty SUD treatment providers in the United States between 1997 and 2010 in an event study analysis. During this period, 18 states implemented parity laws. Following the passage of a state parity law we find that providers are less likely to participate in public markets, are less likely to provide charity care, increase the quantity of healthcare provided, and become more selective of the type of patients they are willing to admit.
Subjects: 
healthcare
provider behavior
substance use disorders
health insurance mandates
JEL: 
I1
I11
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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