Consumer Response to a National Marketplace for Individual Insurance. Simulation

06/28/2008

In the third step we simulated the effect of a national market on take-up of individual health insurance.  This step requires that we know the state of residence for people in the MEPS-Household Component, (MEPS-HC), but the MEPS will not release person-specific state IDs.  Therefore, we had to devise a method for imputing each person’s state of residence.  This step is described in more detail in Appendix 1.

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