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January 2009Disability and Spending Growth
with Michael E. Chernew, Dana Goldman, Feng Pan
in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly, David M. Cutler and David A. Wise, editors
September 2007Prescription Drug Coverage and Elderly Medicare Spending
with Dana P. Goldman: w13358
The introduction of Medicare Part D has generated interest in the cost of providing drug coverage to the elderly. Of paramount importance -- often unaccounted for in budget estimates -- are the salutary effects that increased prescription drug use might have on other Medicare spending. This paper uses longitudinal data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) to estimate how prescription drug benefits affect Medicare spending. We compare spending and service use for Medigap enrollees with and without drug coverage. Because of concerns about selection, we use variation in supply-side regulations of the individual insurance market -- including guaranteed issue and community rating -- as instruments for prescription drug coverage. We employ a discrete factor model to control f...
July 2004Disability Forecasts and Future Medicare Costs
with Jayanta Bhattacharya, David M. Cutler, Dana P. Goldman, Michael D. Hurd, Geoffrey F. Joyce, Darius N. Lakdawalla, Constantijn W. A. Panis
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 7, David M. Cutler and Alan M. Garber, editors

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