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The Effect of Medicaid Payment Rates on Access to Dental Care Among Children

Thomas C. Buchmueller, Sean Orzol, Lara D. Shore-Sheppard

NBER Working Paper No. 19218
Issued in July 2013

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We are grateful for funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Financing and Organization and State Health Access Reform Evaluation initiatives and the National Science Foundation. Parts of this paper were written while Shore-Sheppard was visiting the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, and she is grateful for their hospitality and support. Caroline Chiappetti, Erik Levinsohn and Joel Segel provided excellent research assistance. Sandy Decker and seminar participants at BU, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Iowa State, Vanderbilt and the OECD provided useful comments and suggestions. The usual disclaimer applies. 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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