The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Participation and Substitution

Ho Jin Lee, Wei Hua Tian, Akinori Tomohara

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We examine the effects of SCHIP enactment by focusing on two policy concerns: take-up and crowd-out. The literature has examined how income eligibility expansions affect the type of children's insurance coverage. However, states jointly implemented various policy instruments. The results in previous works do not control for this variety. We analyze how changes in several SCHIP factors affected decisions regarding health insurance coverage. Our analysis indicates that the estimates in the literature may have combined the effects of various policy factors. In distinguishing individual policy factors, our results provide useful information for designing effective public health insurance programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-400
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Science Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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