Health insurance transitions after retirement : did HIPAA expand coverage for retirees?

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dc.contributor.author Kapur, Kanika
dc.contributor.author Rogowski, Jeannette en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-08T10:51:07Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-08T10:51:07Z
dc.date.copyright University College Dublin; School of Economics en
dc.date.issued 2006-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/292
dc.description.abstract The near elderly are a vulnerable segment of the population with high-expected medical expenses. Individuals who retire before Medicare eligibility may lose employer provided health insurance, and may face a potentially costly uninsured period. We use data from the Health and Retirement Study from 1992 to 2002 to profile the insurance status of workers who retire. We also evaluate the role of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in reducing the number of uninsured among the near elderly. We find that a relatively small proportion of workers lose health insurance on retirement; however, we find no evidence that HIPAA has helped these workers to remain insured. en
dc.format.extent 4304 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin; School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD School of Economics Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP06/23 en
dc.subject.lcsh Retirees--Health and hygiene en
dc.subject.lcsh Insurance, Health--Law and legislation en
dc.subject.mesh Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act en
dc.title Health insurance transitions after retirement : did HIPAA expand coverage for retirees? en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Kanika Kapur (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/kkapur/kanika.kapur.htm en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: kanika.kapur@ucd.ie; Tel: 353 1 716 4624 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0012 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2006/WP06.23.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Kapur|Kanika|aut|UCD0012
dc.neeo.contributor Rogowski|Jeannette|aut|


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