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Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits

Mark Shepard, Katherine Baicker, Jonathan S. Skinner

NBER Working Paper No. 26472
Issued in November 2019, Revised in December 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Amy Finkelstein, Carol Carter, Jeff Clemens, Victor Fuchs, Robert Moffitt, and participants at the NBER Tax Policy and the Economy Conference for helpful comments, and to the National Institute on Aging (T32-AG000186, P01AG19783, P01AG032952) for financial support. Shepard gratefully acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Disclosures: Skinner has consulted for Sutter Health, and Baicker is a Director of Eli Lilly and HMS and a member of the CBO and NIHCM Advisory Boards. 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 Jonathan S. Skinner ----

The author reports that he is a shareholder and advisor to Dorsata, Inc., a software startup that is developing physician decision tools for use in clinical settings.

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