Medical Insurance and the Use of Health Care Services by the Elderly

TitleMedical Insurance and the Use of Health Care Services by the Elderly
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsHurd, MD, McGarry, KM
JournalJournal of Health Economics
Volume16
Issue2
Pagination129-154
Call Numberpubs_1997_Hurd_MJHE.pdf
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This article examines how health insurance influences the use of health care services by the elderly. Insurance holdings affect service use: those with the most coverage have the highest probabilities of visiting a doctor or staying in a hospital. Little evidence was found for adverse selection with respect to health in private insurance coverage or in its purchase.

Endnote Keywords

Health Status/Health Services/Economic Status

Endnote ID

8100

Citation Key6588