Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185452
Authors: 
Chatterji, Pinka
Liu, Xiangshi
Yörük, Baris K.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7254
Abstract: 
In this study, we test whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) dependent care provision is associated with young adults’ propensity to be in the armed forces and to have military health insurance. We use a difference-in-difference (DD) approach, comparing the outcomes of young adults targeted by the policy change (ages 23-25 years old) before and after the ACA was passed to those of a comparison group of slightly older young adults (ages 27-29 years old) who were not targeted. The findings indicate that the ACA dependent care provision is associated with statistically significant reduction in the likelihood that young adults have military health insurance. We also find that the ACA induced young adults to drop military health insurance even while they remained on active duty.
Subjects: 
affordable care act
ACA
dependent care
health insurance
military
armed forces
JEL: 
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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