Using data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation
(SIPP), we study the health insurance and labor market implications
of the recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that allows
dependents to remain on parental policies until age 26. Our comparison
of outcomes for young adults aged 19-25 with those who are
older and younger, before and after the law, shows a high take-up of
parental coverage, resulting in substantial reductions in uninsurance
and other forms of coverage. We also find preliminary evidence of
increased labor market flexibility in the form of reduced work hours.
Akosa Antwi, Yaa, Asako S. Moriya, and Kosali Simon.
"Effects of Federal Policy to Insure Young Adults: Evidence from the 2010 Affordable Care Act's Dependent-Coverage Mandate."
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,
National Government Expenditures and Health
Analysis of Health Care Markets
Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
Time Allocation and Labor Supply