NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Insurance Mandates and Mammography

Marianne P. Bitler, Christopher S. Carpenter

NBER Working Paper No. 16669
Issued in January 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

Bitler is Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UC Irvine; Research Associate at the NBER, Research Fellow at IZA; and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco mbitler@uci.edu. Carpenter is Associate Professor, Economics/Public Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, and Research Associate, NBER, kittc@uci.edu. We thank Charles Hardy, Bhavanna Mannam, Ian Salas, Kathleen Wong, and Melody Yang for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to Kathleen Adams, Laura Argys, David Neumark, Edward Norton, Barak Richman, Lucie Schmidt, Lara Shore-Sheppard, Kosali Simon, Madeline Zavodny, and seminar participants at the 2010 ASHE Conference, 2010 WEAI Conference, 2010 University of Michigan Moskowitz Workshop, 2009 All-UC Labor Conference, 2009 ALEA Annual Meeting, 2009 NBER Health Care Meeting, 2009 NBER Health Economics Meeting, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Cornell, Northwestern Law School, RAND, University of California at Irvine, University of Colorado - Denver, and Washington University for many useful discussions and comments. We are grateful to the American Cancer Society (Grant #RSGI-11- 003-01-CPHPS) and the UCI School of Medicine’s Institute for Clinical Translational Science for grant funding. All errors are our own. The views in this paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and should not be interpreted as reflecting the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the American Cancer Society, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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