Pamela Smock

Smock and Lavelle's study cited in story on how ACA may spur divorce

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"Divorce could be side effect of Obamacare's healthcare reform" - Washington Times. 10/8/2013.

If maintaining health care benefits is sometimes a reason that unhappily married couples choose to stay together, could health care reform spur divorce by removing a financial barrier? This story cites Pamela Smock and Bridget Lavelle's [study](http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/7748) on women's loss of health insurance in divorce in analyzing potential effects of the ACA.

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