Medicaid: A Review of the Literature

Source: Marianne P. Bitler, Madeline Zavodny, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NBER Working Paper No. w20169, May 2014
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From the abstract:
We review the existing literature about the effects of the Medicaid program. We first describe the program’s structure and how it has changed over time. We then discuss findings on coverage, crowd out, take-up and health. Finally, we look at effects of the program on non-health outcomes such as welfare use and labor supply, marriage and fertility, and savings.