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How Important Is Price Variation Between Health Insurers?

Stuart V. Craig, Keith Marzilli Ericson, Amanda Starc

NBER Working Paper No. 25190
Issued in October 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Buqu Gao for excellent research assistance. We thank Kim Geissler for excellent assistance with the data. We appreciate helpful comments from Zack Cooper, David Dranove, Tal Gross, Kate Ho, Vivian Ho, Jon Kolstad, Kurt Lavetti, Tim Layton, Ellie Prager, Jim Rebitzer, Mark Shepard, Justin Sydnor as well as seminar participants at iHEA, AEAs, and ASHEcon. We acknowledge funding from Boston University Internal Research Funds. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Amanda Starc ----

Starc has been a paid consultant to the American Medical Association and has received financial support for work related to the proposed merger between CVS/Caremark and Aetna. She also serves on the scientific advisory committee for the Health Care Cost Institute.

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