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The Impact of Health Care Reform On Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence from Massachusetts

Jonathan T. Kolstad, Amanda E. Kowalski

NBER Working Paper No. 16012
Issued in May 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper has been updated to include newly-available data that extend our analysis for an additional 15 months after the reform. Andrew Maleki, Doug Norton, Aditi Sen and Swati Yanamadala provided excellent research assistance. C. Lanier Benkard, Joseph Doyle, Amy Finkelstein, Sherry Glied, Dana Goldman, Jonathan Gruber, Kate Ho, Jill Horwitz, Rob Huckman, Kosali Simon, Jonathan Skinner, Erin Strumpf, Ebonya Washington, and Heidi Williams provided helpful feedback. We thank the Schaeffer Center at USC. We also thank seminar participants at the University of Connecticut, Columbia University, the University of Illinois, the University of Lausanne, Case Western, Rice/University of Houston, the NBER Summer Institute, the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Workshop on Empirical Health Law and Business at the University of Michigan, and the 2nd HEC Montreal IO and Health Conference. Mohan Ramanujan and Jean Roth provided invaluable support at the NBER. Remaining errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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