Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Economics

First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Purvi Sevak

Academic Program Adviser

Partha Deb

Abstract

Expansions in Medicaid eligibility and effects on profitability for different hospitals are examined using data from Medicare Cost Reports and difference-in-differences analysis. Critical access and disproportionate share hospitals are associated with the largest profitability gains from these expansions. Results imply that vulnerable hospitals are affected most by changes to Medicaid.

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