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Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Young Adult’s Health Insurance, Employment, and Education: A Three-Essay Dissertation

Abstract The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) Public Law No: 111-148, substantially changed health insurance access in the United States. One group that the law particularly affects is young adults, defined as individuals between the ages of 19 to 26. Specifically, the expansion of young adult dependent coverage was one of the first provisions that went into effect after the ACA’s enactment. This dissertation comprehensively studies the impact of the ACA’s dependent coverage provision on young adults. Across three empirical chapters, the dissertation examines outcomes related to health insurance coverage, labor market outcomes, and educational enrollment. Chapter 1, titled “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Young Adults I... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Kaul, Zoram (Author) / Herbst, Chris (Advisor) / Callan, Benedicte (Committee member) / Coursen, Cristi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 208 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Policy 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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