Thursday, February 9, 2012

birth control coverage

Cochrane glosses over the main reason for small, regular health costs being incorporated into health insurance (because people will put off those routine preventative things more if they have to pay for them, but ultimately those preventative things reduce healthcare costs, so the insurance company has an incentive to cover those things - and charge you higher premiums for them - in order to coerce you into using them and reduce its own costs later) but that's not relevant with birth control, so I can forgive the simplification. The article is otherwise great.

Especially since I'm a fan of any professor who posts pdfs of their gated articles on their websites :)

(Link stolen from Mankiw.)

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