Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia

Colombia's rapid and considerable expansion of health insurance coverage in the1990s provides an opportunity to evaluate in a developing country whether health insurance increases the use of health care services and improves outcomes. Using regression discontinuity design we explore whether sub...

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Autores Principales: Camacho González, Adriana, Conover, Emily
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Publicado: Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE 2018
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spelling ir-1992-80662020-09-16T20:19:49Z Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia Efectos del seguro de salud subsidiado en el peso al nacer en Colombia Camacho González, Adriana Conover, Emily Health subsidies Child health outcomes Birth weight Prenatal care Salud pública - Colombia Subsidios - Colombia Modelos económicos D72, I32, I38 Colombia's rapid and considerable expansion of health insurance coverage in the1990s provides an opportunity to evaluate in a developing country whether health insurance increases the use of health care services and improves outcomes. Using regression discontinuity design we explore whether subsidized health insurance for the poor increases the use of health services and if it improves newborn health. Babies born from mothers with subsidized health insurance have a lower incidence of low birth weight. Extending the analysis to a period where there is evidence of manipulation in treatment assignment, we find that the positive effects disappear. La rápida expansión que vivió Colombia en el cubrimiento de seguro de salud en la década de los noventas brinda una oportunidad importante para evaluar si el mayor cubrimiento afecta el uso de servicios médicos y los resultados de salud. Utilizamos la discontinuidad existente en la regla de elegibilidad del Régimen Subsidiado, el seguro de salud subsidiado para la población pobre, y de esta manera encontramos si el Régimen Subsidiado específicamente incrementa: el número de partos asistidos por doctores, el número de citas prenatales, el número de partos atendidos en hospitales. Adicionalmente revisamos si el Régimen Subsidiado tiene un impacto sobre la salud de los recién nacidos medida por: el peso al nacer, el termino de gestación, el puntaje Apgar y la incidencia de muy bajo y bajo peso al nacer. Encontramos que el Régimen Subsidiado tiene un efecto positivo en el peso al nacer. También encontramos que el impacto en otras medidas de salud o de acceso a personal o centros médicos es positivo, pero no siempre consistentemente significativo. 2018-09-27T16:50:20Z 2018-09-27T16:50:20Z 2008 document publishedVersion 1657-5334 http://hdl.handle.net/1992/8066 1657-7191 eng Documentos CEDE No. 14 Agosto de 2008 Al consultar y hacer uso de este recurso, está aceptando las condiciones de uso establecidas por los autores. openAccess Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
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language Inglés (English)
topic Health subsidies
Child health outcomes
Birth weight
Prenatal care
Salud pública - Colombia
Subsidios - Colombia
Modelos económicos
D72, I32, I38
spellingShingle Health subsidies
Child health outcomes
Birth weight
Prenatal care
Salud pública - Colombia
Subsidios - Colombia
Modelos económicos
D72, I32, I38
Camacho González, Adriana
Conover, Emily
Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia
description Colombia's rapid and considerable expansion of health insurance coverage in the1990s provides an opportunity to evaluate in a developing country whether health insurance increases the use of health care services and improves outcomes. Using regression discontinuity design we explore whether subsidized health insurance for the poor increases the use of health services and if it improves newborn health. Babies born from mothers with subsidized health insurance have a lower incidence of low birth weight. Extending the analysis to a period where there is evidence of manipulation in treatment assignment, we find that the positive effects disappear.
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author Camacho González, Adriana
Conover, Emily
author_facet Camacho González, Adriana
Conover, Emily
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title Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia
title_short Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia
title_full Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia
title_fullStr Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia
title_full_unstemmed Effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in Colombia
title_sort effects of subsidized health insurance on newborn health in colombia
publisher Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE
publishDate 2018
url http://hdl.handle.net/1992/8066
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