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The Impact of Medicaid on Labor Force Activity and Program Participation: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

Katherine Baicker, Amy Finkelstein, Jae Song, Sarah Taubman

NBER Working Paper No. 19547
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors are grateful to Gerald Ray and David Foster for their help and support; and to the Oregon Health Authority and the Division of Medical Assistance Programs for invaluable continuing cooperation in the fielding of the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. We are also grateful to Josh Angrist, Manasi Deshpande, Tal Gross, Guido Imbens, Larry Katz, Matt Notowidigdo, and Ben Olken, for helpful comments and advice and to Allyson Barnett, Mira Bernstein, and Annetta Zhou for extraordinary research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services, the California HealthCare Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Institute on Aging (P30AG012810, RC2AGO36631 and R01AG0345151), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the U.S. Social Security Administration (through grant 5 RRC 08098400-03-00 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium). We also gratefully acknowledge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ matching funds for this evaluation. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of SSA, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, any agency of the Federal Government, any of our funders, or the NBER.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Katherine Baicker -----

Baicker Disclosure – 10/7/13

Grants (Direct or Indirect Salary Support):

NIA

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Grameen

Social Security Administration

Financial Interests:

Director, Eli Lilly

Speaking Honoraria:

Alliance of Community Health Plans

Boston Consulting Group

Positions:

Commissioner, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Commissioner, Group Insurance Commission of Massachusetts

Chair, Board of Directors of AcademyHealth

Commissioner, RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Amy Finkelstein -----

I am a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers

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