Indirect Impacts of the Affordable Care Act: Retirement, Fertility, and Prison Recidivism

Wednesday, June 15, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
G55 (Huntsman Hall)
Norma B. Coe

The papers in this session explore indirect impacts of the Affordable Care Act, beyond its direct impact on insurance coverage, access to care, and financial well-being. By providing new options for insurance coverage, the ACA could potentially have an impact on individual decisions regarding retirement. Insurance coverage could impact fertility decisions and fertility outcomes. In addition, availability of insurance coverage could affect outcomes for newly-released prisoners. This session evaluates all of these possible effects of the ACA.

10:15 AM
How Much does Access to Health Insurance Influence the Timing of Retirement?

Author(s): Norma B. Coe; Gopi S Goda

Discussant: Mireille Jacobson

10:35 AM
Early Evidence on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Prisoner Recidivism

Author(s): Sharmini Radakrishnan; Dr. Lauren E.W. Olsho

Discussant: Kathryn McCollister

10:55 AM
The Affordable Care Act Young Adult Provision and Pathways to Fertility

Author(s): Joelle Abramowitz

Discussant: Ausmita Ghosh