Analyzing the Relationship Between Health Insurance, Health Costs, and Health Care Utilization

TitleAnalyzing the Relationship Between Health Insurance, Health Costs, and Health Care Utilization
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFrench, E, Kamboj, K
JournalEconomic Perspectives
Volume3Q
Pagination60-72
Call Numberpubs_2002_French_EEconPers.pdf
KeywordsHealthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance
Abstract

In this article, we provide an empirical analysis of the determinants of whether an individual purchases health insurance coverage. We describe the relationship between health insurance, health costs, and health care utilization of the elderly, using data from the Health and Retirement Survey and the Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old. We show how health costs and health care utilization depend upon access to health insurance for individuals aged 50 and older.

URLhttp://www.chicagofed.org/publications/economicperspectives/2002/3qepart4.pdf
Endnote Keywords

Health Insurance Coverage/Health Care Costs/Health Care Utilization

Endnote ID

11842

Citation Key6823