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Three Papers Toward a Better Understand of State Medicaid Programs and Program Efficiency

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dc.contributor.advisor Stratmann, Thomas Blase, Brian Christopher
dc.creator Blase, Brian Christopher en_US 2013-08-09T15:38:06Z 2013-08-09T15:38:06Z 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract The federal government provides an uncapped reimbursement of state Medicaid spending. In theory, states can use the federal Medicaid funds as a replacement for state funds or the federal funds, which take the form of a matching grant that reduces the relative price of Medicaid, can increase (or stimulate) spending on Medicaid with state-raised tax revenue. In the first dissertation paper, Subsidizing Medicaid Growth: The Impact of the Federal Reimbursement on State Medicaid Programs, I use a state panel data set from 1992 to 2006 to assess the impact of the federal reimbursement on the size of state Medicaid programs. I find that a one point increase in a state's Medicaid reimbursement percentage increases state per capita Medicaid spending between $5 and $16 and increases the percentage of the state's population receiving Medicaid benefits by 0.04 percent to 0.29 percent.
dc.format.extent 185 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Brian Christopher Blase en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Political Science en_US
dc.subject FMAP en_US
dc.subject Hospital Tax en_US
dc.subject Medicaid en_US
dc.subject Nursing Home Tax en_US
dc.subject Provider Tax en_US
dc.subject TennCare en_US
dc.title Three Papers Toward a Better Understand of State Medicaid Programs and Program Efficiency en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Economics en George Mason University en

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