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DID REFORM OF THE NON-GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET AFFECT THE DECISION TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED? EVIDENCE FROM STATE REFORMS IN THE 1990s†
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 23, Issue 7, pages 841–860, July 2014
How to Cite
Heim, B. T. and Lurie, I. Z. (2014), DID REFORM OF THE NON-GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET AFFECT THE DECISION TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED? EVIDENCE FROM STATE REFORMS IN THE 1990s. Health Econ., 23: 841–860. doi: 10.1002/hec.2960
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 28 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 2012
- health insurance regulations;
- health reform;
This paper estimates whether state-level implementation of community rating and guaranteed issue regulations in the non-group health insurance market during the 1990s affected the decision of taxpayers to be self-employed. Using a panel of tax returns that span 1987–2000, we find no statistically significant effect of the reforms on the propensity to be self-employed overall, although we find evidence of an increase in self-employment among older taxpayers and weaker evidence of decreases among younger cohorts. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.