Employment Effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansions

Source: Pauline Leung, Alexandre Mas, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NBER Working Paper No. w22540, August 2016
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From the abstract:
We examine whether the recent expansions in Medicaid from the Affordable Care Act reduced “employment lock” among childless adults who were previously ineligible for public coverage. We compare employment in states that chose to expand Medicaid versus those that chose not to expand, before and after implementation. We find that although the expansion increased Medicaid coverage by 3.0 percentage points among childless adults, there was no significant impact on employment.