Health insurance and welfare reentry

G. Davidson, I. Moscovice

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This study presents a theoretical model of welfare reentry that examines the importance of private health insurance in deremining whether working recipients terminated from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) as a result of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act returned to welfare over a two-year period. Our empirical results suggest that the lack of private health insurance is a statistically significant and quantitatively important determinant of welfare reentry. Since the vast majority of the terminated families remained off welfare, however, these results suggest the difficult of meeting the health needs of the employed uninsured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-614
Number of pages16
JournalHealth services research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989


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