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Helen Levy's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Levy, Helen, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Sayeh Nikpay. Forthcoming. "Health Reform and Retirement." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process. DOI. Abstract.

Swenson, C., N. Kamdar, Helen Levy, D. Campbell, and D. Morgan. Forthcoming. "Insurance Type and Major Complications After Hysterectomy." Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. DOI. Abstract.

Buchmueller, Thomas C., Z. Levinson, Helen Levy, and B. Wolfe. 2016. "Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage." American Journal of Public Health, 106(8): 1416-1421. PMCID: PMC4940635. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and A. Janke. 2016. "Health literacy and access to care." Journal of Health Communication, 21(sup1): 43-50. PMCID: PMC4924568. DOI. Abstract.

Mahmoudi, E., and Helen Levy. 2016. "How Did Medicare Part D Affect Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Drug Coverage?" The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(3): 581-589. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process. DOI. Abstract.

Nikpay, Sayeh, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Helen Levy. 2016. "Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Reduced Uninsured Hospital Stays In 2014." Health Affairs, 35(1): 106-110. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen. 2015. "Assessing the need for a new household panel study: Health insurance and health care." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4): 341-356. PMCID: PMC4894744. DOI.

Levy, Helen. 2015. "Income, Poverty, and Material Hardship Among Older Americans." RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 1(1): 55-77. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Leininger, Lindsey, and Helen Levy. 2015. "Child Health and Access to Medical Care." Future of Children, 25(1): 65-90. PMCID: PMC4978135. Abstract.

Hirth, R., T. Gibson, Helen Levy, Jeffrey A. Smith, S. Calónico, and A. Das. 2015. "New Evidence on the Persistence of Health Spending." Medical Care Research and Review, 72(3): 277-297. PMCID: PMC4451953. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2015. "Cost Sharing as a Tool to Drive Higher-Value Care." JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(3): 399-400. DOI.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2015. "How Narrow a Network Is Too Narrow?" JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(3): 337-338. PMCID: PMC4547685. DOI.

Nikpay, Sayeh, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Helen Levy. 2015. "Early Medicaid Expansion In Connecticut Stemmed The Growth In Hospital Uncompensated Care." Health Affairs, 34(7): 1170-1179. PMCID: PMC4579095. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Alexander Janke, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2015. "Health Literacy and the Digital Divide among Older Americans." Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3): 284-289. PMCID: PMC4351282. DOI. Abstract.

Bagley, Nicholas, and Helen Levy. 2014. "Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act: Law and Process." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 39(2): 441-465. PMCID: PMC4116669. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Peter A. Ubel, Amanda J. Dillard, David Weir, and Angela Fagerlin. 2014. "Health Numeracy: The Importance of Domain in Assessing Numeracy." Medical Decision Making, 34(1): 107-115. PMCID: PMC4106034. DOI. Abstract.

Buchmueller, Thomas C., Colleen Carey, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Will Employers Drop Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act?" Health Affairs, 32(9): 1522-1530. PMCID: PMC4116668. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, Katherine, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Coordination versus Competition in Health Care Reform." New England Journal of Medicine, 369: 789-791. PMCID: PMC4083619. DOI.

Levy, Helen. 2012. "Health Reform: Learning from Massachusetts." Inquiry, 49(4): 300-302. PMCID: PMC4090305. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2012. "The insurance value of Medicare." New England Journal of Medicine, 367(19): 1773-5. PMCID: PMC3726035. DOI. Abstract.

Leininger, Lindsey, Helen Levy, and Diane Schanzenbach. 2010. "Consequences of SCHIP Expansions for Household Well-Being." Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 13(1). Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and David Weir. 2010. "Take-up of Medicare Part D: Results From the Health and Retirement Study." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences, 65B(4): 492-501. DOI. Abstract.

Gruber, Jonathan H., and Helen Levy. 2009. "The evolution of medical spending risk." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(4): 25-48. Abstract.

McLaughlin, Catherine, Helen Levy, and Brian Quinn. 2009. "Aspects of Health Reform: Introduction." Inquiry, 46(2): 182-186. Abstract.

Rhodes, Karin V., Teri L. Vieth, Hallie Kushner, Helen Levy, and Brent R. Asplin. 2009. "Referral Without Access: For Psychiatric Services, Wait for the Beep." Annals of Emergency Medicine, 54(2): 272-278. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and T. DeLeire. 2008. "What Do People Buy When They Don't Buy Health Insurance and What Does that Say about Why They Are Uninsured?" Inquiry, 45(4): 365-379. Abstract. Public Access.

Levy, Helen, and David Meltzer. 2008. "The Impact of Health Insurance on Health." Annual Review of Public Health, 29: 399-409. DOI. Abstract.

DeLeire, T., J.A. Levine, and Helen Levy. 2006. "Is welfare reform responsible for low-skilled women's declining health insurance coverage in the 1990s?" Journal of Human Resources, 41(3): 495-528. DOI. Abstract.

Asplin, Brent R., Karin V. Rhodes, Helen Levy, Nicole Lurie, A. Lauren Crain, Bradley P. Carlin, and Arthur L. Kellermann. 2005. "Insurance Status and Access to Urgent Ambulatory Care Follow-up Appointments." JAMA, 294(10): 1248-1254. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and Thomas DeLeire. 2004. "Worker Sorting and the Risk of Death on the Job." Journal of Labor Economics, 22(4): 925-953. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and R. Feldman. 2001. "Does the Incidence of Group Health Insurance Fall on Individual Workers?" International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 1(3-4): 227-247. Abstract.

Evans, W.N., Helen Levy, and K.I. Simon. 2000. "Research Data in Health Economics." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(4): 203-216.

Farber, Henry S., and Helen Levy. 2000. "Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Are Bad Jobs Getting Worse?" Journal of Health Economics, 19(1): 93-119. Abstract.


Levy, Helen. 2008. "How is Health Insurance Affected by the Economy? Public and Private Coverage Among Low-Skilled Adults in the 1990s." In Working and poor: how economic and policy changes are affecting low-wage workers edited by Blank, Rebecca M., Danziger, Sheldon H., Schoeni, Robert F.. :396-428. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Levy, Helen. 2007. "Health insurance and the transition to adulthood." In The price of independence: the economics of early adulthood edited by Sheldon Danziger, Cecilia Elena Rouse. New York : Russell Sage Foundation.

Levy, Helen. 2007. "Health Insurance Patterns Nearing Retirement." In Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare? edited by B. Madrian, O. Mitchell, and B. Soldo. Ch.8. Oxford University Press. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and D. Meltzer. 2004. "What Do We Really Know About Whether Health Insurance Affects Health?" In Health Policy on the Uninsured: Setting the Agenda edited by C.G. McLaughlin. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Conference Proceedings

Nikpay, Sayeh, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Helen Levy. 2015. "Dramatic Reductions in Uncompensated Care and Worse Financial Position? When Is Medicaid Expansion Good for Hospitals?" , (APPAM 37th Annual Fall Research Conference, November 12-14, 2015. Miami, FL) Abstract.

Other Reports

Kimball, Miles, Helen Levy, Fumio Ohtake, and Yoshiro Tsutsui. 2006. "Unhappiness after Hurricane Katrina." NBER Working Paper No. 12062Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research.

Levy, Helen. 2006. "Health insurance and the wage gap." NBER Working Paper No. 11975Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research.