AN NBER PUBLICATION ISSUE: No. 4, December 2022
The Bulletin on Retirement and Disability
A free digital quarterly summarizing research in the NBER's Retirement and Disability Research Center
The US is one of the few countries worldwide that does not have a federal paid family leave (PFL) policy. In the absence of a federal policy, some states have adopted PFL policies, starting with California in 2004 and now including 11 states and the District of Columbia. These PFL policies provide paid time off for workers who need to care for a newborn or a newly adopted child (parental leave) or for an ill or temporarily disabled family member (caregiving leave)....
Recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are eligible for Medicare two years after they become eligible for cash benefits. However, traditional Medicare has substantial cost-sharing and premiums — Medicare Part B premiums amount to over 10 percent of the average monthly SSDI benefit, and coinsurance for physician and other health care services can be as much as 20 percent, with no annual limit on out-of-pocket expenses. While private supplemental plans (...
Following the 2010 Affordable Care Act, 39 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid to cover virtually all adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level Existing studies have reached differing conclusions as to the effect of Medicaid expansion on employment outcomes for people with disabilities. One potential reason for the lack of consensus is that Medicaid expansion may affect employment differently for different groups within...
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