T C Buchmueller
Affiliation: University of California
- The effect of price on switching among health plansT C Buchmueller
Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine 92717, USA
J Health Econ 16:231-47. 1997..Our results indicate a strong response. Individuals facing premium increases of less than $10 were roughly 5 times as likely to switch plans as those whose premiums remained constant...
- Switching costs, price sensitivity and health plan choiceBruce A Strombom
Analysis Group/Economics Inc, Los Angelus, CA 90017, USA
J Health Econ 21:89-116. 2002..Simulations combining our results with actuarial data illustrate the cost implications of risk-related differences in price elasticity...
- Health insurance reform and HMO penetration in the small group marketThomas C Buchmueller
Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine 92697 3125, USA
Inquiry 42:367-80. 2005....
- Price and the health plan choices of retireesThomas Buchmueller
Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, USA
J Health Econ 25:81-101. 2006..The results indicate a significantly negative effect of premiums. The implied elasticities are at the low end of the range found in previous studies on active employees...
- Health plan disenrollment in a choice-based Medicaid managed care programThomas C Buchmueller
Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
Inquiry 41:447-60. 2004..Differential disenrollment by risk status results in adverse retention for certain types of plans...
- Access to physician services: does supplemental insurance matter? evidence from FranceThomas C Buchmueller
Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine 92697 3125, USA
Health Econ 13:669-87. 2004..While French patients have greater freedom than patients in other countries to choose to see a specialist rather than a general practitioner, we find no evidence that supplemental insurance affects this decision...
- The health plan choices of retirees under managed competitionT C Buchmueller
Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine 92697, USA
Health Serv Res 35:949-76. 2000..To investigate the effect of price on the health insurance decisions of Medicare-eligible retirees in a managed competition setting...
- Can private companies contribute to public programs' outreach efforts? Evidence from CaliforniaMireille Jacobson
School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:538-48. 2007..Brokers, in particular, help serve a hard-to-reach population: those on the higher end of the income eligibility thresholds...
- Changes in racial disparities in access to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery between the late 1990s and early 2000sDana B Mukamel
Center for Health Policy Research, University of California Irvine, 111 Academy Suite, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Med Care 45:664-71. 2007..Minorities, African American patients in particular, have lower utilization rates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and, compared with white patients, they receive care from surgeons with worse records of performance...
- Health insurance take-up by the near-elderlyThomas C Buchmueller
School of Business, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-5100, USA
Health Serv Res 41:2054-73. 2006..Our estimates indicate that policy proposals for a Medicare buy-in or a nongroup tax credit will have a modest impact on take-up rates of near-elderly retirees...
- Assessing the validity of insurance coverage data in hospital discharge records: California OSHPD dataThomas C Buchmueller
Graduate School of Management, University of California-Irvine, 92612-3125, USA
Health Serv Res 38:1359-72. 2003..For patients over age 65, it is not possible at all to distinguish among alternative insurance arrangements...
- How far to the hospital? The effect of hospital closures on access to careThomas C Buchmueller
University of California, Irvine, United States
J Health Econ 25:740-61. 2006..While most residents are otherwise unaffected, we find some evidence that seniors perceive more difficulty accessing care...
- The effect of health insurance on medical care utilization and implications for insurance expansion: a review of the literatureThomas C Buchmueller
University of California, Irvine, USA
Med Care Res Rev 62:3-30. 2005..Insurance coverage also increases inpatient utilization for children and adults; for children, there is some evidence that insurance coverage reduces ambulatory care sensitive hospital admissions...
- Immigrants and employer-sponsored health insuranceThomas C Buchmueller
Health Policy and Administration Division, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1603 W Taylor, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Health Serv Res 42:286-310. 2007..To investigate the factors underlying the lower rate of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for foreign-born workers...
- The effect of the State Children's Health Insurance Program on health insurance coverageAnthony T Lo Sasso
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
J Health Econ 23:1059-82. 2004..In addition, state anti-crowd-out provisions in the form of waiting periods were found to significantly affect both take-up and crowd-out...
- Parity for whom? Exemptions and the extent of state mental health parity legislationThomas C Buchmueller
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w483-7. 2007..It explicitly accounts for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) exemption for self-insured plans, exemptions for small employers, and the range of conditions covered by the law...