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Losing insurance and behavioral health hospitalizations: evidence from a large-scale medicaid disenrollment / Johanna Catherine Maclean (Temple University, NBER and IZA), Sebastian Tello-Trillo (University of Virginia), Douglas Webber (Temple University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserMaclean, Johanna Catherine ; Tello-Trillo, Sebastian ; Webber, Douglas A.
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, July 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12463
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-196141 
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We study the effects of losing insurance on behavioral health - mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) - community hospitalizations. We leverage variation in public insurance eligibility offered by a large-scale Medicaid disenrollment. Losing insurance decreased SUD-related hospitalizations but mental illness hospitalizations were unchanged. Use of Medicaid to pay for behavioral health hospitalizations declined post-disenrollment. Mental illness hospitalization financing shifted to private insurance, Medicare, and patients, while SUD treatment financing shifted entirely to patients. We investigate implications of reliance on data that is not representative at the level of the treatment variable and propose a possible solution.