Evaluation of Extending Dependent Coverage to Young Adults (2008)
Principal Investigator: Joel Cantor, ScD, Rutgers University
Since 2003, more than 20 states have enacted dependent coverage expansions. This study will develop a detailed description of the dependent coverage policies, conduct descriptive analyses and fit models predicting the likelihood of policy enactment, use difference-in-difference models to assess the impact on coverage of state dependent coverage expansions (CPS and New Jersey household survey data) and assess policy implementation and unintended consequences for health coverage markets via semi-structured interviews. The study will include all the states listed above, but it will focus on and provide a more detailed analysis for New Jersey.
How Have State Policies to Expand Dependent Coverage Affected the Health Insurance Status of Young Adults?
(February 2011, Article)
The Impact of Extending Dependent Insurance Coverage to Young Adults
(April 2010, Webinar)
The Impact of State Dependent Coverage Expansions on Young Adult Insurance Status: Further Analysis
(April 2010, Issue Brief)
Dependent Coverage Expansions: Estimating the Impact of Current State Policies
(January 2010, Issue Brief)
State Policies Expanding Dependent Coverage to Young Adults in Private Health Insurance Plans.
(June 2009, Presentation)