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dc.contributor.authorBaughman, Reaganeng
dc.contributor.authorMilyo, Jeffreyeng
dc.description.abstractWe exploit the existence of substantial variation in state policies toward public health insurance for children between 1990 and 2002 to estimate the economic and political determinants of state eligibility levels. Controlling for state and year effects, eligibility levels are not significantly associated with either the percentage of uninsured children in the state or the eligibility policy of neighboring states; further, variation in eligibility levels within state is negatively associated with both the federal matching rate and state fiscal capacity. We also observe that state political preferences, measured by the Democrats' share of seats in the lower chamber of the state legislature, are a relatively important a determinant of state eligibility levels. However, other political factors, such as party control of state government, voter turnout, legislative term limits and campaign finance regulations do not influence state eligibility levels.eng
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Economics, 2008eng
dc.publisherDepartment of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofEconomics publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers (Department of Economics);WP 08-13eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshMedicaid -- Financeeng
dc.subject.lcshState Children's Health Insurance Program (U.S.)eng
dc.titleHow Do States Formulate Medicaid and SCHIP Policy? Economic and Political Determinants of State Eligibility Levelseng
dc.typeWorking Papereng

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