Helen Levy's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Rhodes, Jordan H., Thomas C. Buchmueller, Helen Levy, and Sayeh Nikpay. Forthcoming. "Heterogeneous Effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Financial Outcomes." Contemporary Economic Policy. DOI. Abstract.

Hirth, Richard A., Yubraj Acharya, Helen Levy, and Kenneth M. Langa. Forthcoming. "Does Home Equity Affect Decisions on Long-Term Care Insurance Purchases? Evidence From the United States." Research on Aging. DOI. Abstract.

McKee, Michael M., HwaJung Choi, Shelby Wilson, Melissa J. DeJonckheere, Philip Zazove, and Helen Levy. Forthcoming. "Determinants of Hearing Aid Use Among Older Americans With Hearing Loss." The Gerontologist. DOI. Abstract.

Kullgren, Jeffrey T., Betsy Q. Cliff, Chris D. Krenz, Helen Levy, Brady T. West, A. Mark Fendrick, Jonathan So, and Angela Tsai Fagerlin. 2019. "A Survey Of Americans With High-Deductible Health Plans Identifies Opportunities To Enhance Consumer Behaviors." Health Affairs, 38(3): 416-424. DOI. Abstract.

Cliff, Betsy Q., Brady T. West, Helen Levy, A. Mark Fendrick, Angela Tsai Fagerlin, Christopher Krenz, Tyler N. A. Winkelman, Jonathan So, an, et al. 2019. "Attitudes About Consumer Strategies Among Americans in High-deductible Health Plans." Medical Care, 57(3): 187-193. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Sayeh Nikpay. 2019. "The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Household Consumption." Eastern Economic Journal, 45(26-33): 34-57. DOI. Abstract.

Fusaro, Vincent A., Helen Levy, and H. Luke Shaefer. 2018. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Lifetime Prevalence of Homelessness in the United States." Demography, 55(6): 2119-2128. DOI. Abstract.

Kullgren, Jeffrey T., Elizabeth Q. Cliff, Christopher Krenz, Brady T. West, Helen Levy, A. Mark Fendrick, and Angela Tsai Fagerlin. 2018. "Consumer behaviors among individuals enrolled in high-deductible health plans in the united states." JAMA Internal Medicine, 178(3): 424-426. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Edward Norton, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2018. "Tobacco Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: How Should We Value Foregone Consumer Surplus?" American Journal of Health Economics, 4(1): 1-25. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Sayeh Nikpay. 2018. "Health Reform and Retirement." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 73(4): 713-722. PMCID: PMC6019028. DOI. Abstract.

Nikpay, Sayeh, Seth Freedman, Helen Levy, and Tom Buchmueller. 2017. "Effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Emergency Department Visits: Evidence From State-Level Emergency Department Databases." Annals of Emergency Medicine, 70(2): 215-225.e6. DOI. Abstract.

Davis, A.M., Kai Zheng, Yang Liu, and Helen Levy. 2017. "Public Response to Obamacare on Twitter." Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(5): e167. DOI. Abstract.

Sonnega, Amanda, Kristen Robinson, and Helen Levy. 2017. "Home and Community-Based Service and Other Senior Service Use: Prevalence and Characteristics in a National Sample." Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 36(1): 16-28. DOI. Abstract.

Ayanian, John Z., Gabriel M. Ehrlich, Donald R. Grimes, and Helen Levy. 2017. "Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Michigan." New England Journal of Medicine, 376: 407-410. DOI.

Swenson, C., N. Kamdar, Helen Levy, D. Campbell, and D. Morgan. 2017. "Insurance Type and Major Complications After Hysterectomy." Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 23(1): 39-43. DOI. Abstract.

Mahmoudi, Elham, Wassim Tarraf, Brianna L. Maroukis, and Helen Levy. 2016. "Does Medicare Managed Care Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Preventive Care and Healthcare Expenditures?" American Journal of Managed Care, 22(10): e360-e367.

Hirth, Richard A., Sebastian Calónico, Teresa B. Gibson, Helen Levy, Jeffrey A. Smith, and Anup Das. 2016. "Long-Term Health Spending Persistence among the Privately Insured in the US." Fiscal Studies, 37(3-4): 749-783. 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. PMCID: PMC5110250. 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." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences 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. Licensed Access.

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.

Baicker, Katherine, and Helen Levy. 2008. "Employer Health Insurance Mandates and the Risk of Unemployment." Risk Management & Insurance Review, 11(1): 109-132. DOI.

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.

Levy, Helen. 2007. "Health, education and welfare.(Book Reviews)." Journal of Economic Literature, 45(3): 760(2). DOI.

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.

Johantgen, Mary E., Rosanna M. Coffey, Robert Harris, Helen Levy, and J.J. Clinton. 1995. "Treating early-stage breast cancer: hospital characteristics associated with breast-conserving surgery." The American Journal of Public Health, 85: p1432(3). DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Buchmueller, Thomas C., and Helen Levy. 2017. "Health Reform in the Age of Trump." In Economics and Policy in the Age of Trump edited by Brown, Chad P.. London: CEPR Press.

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 coverage of the Baby Boomers approaching retirement." In Redefining retirement : how will boomers fare? edited by Madrian, Brigitte C., Mitchell, Olivia S., Soldo, Beth J.. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. Abstract.

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. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen. 2006. "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.. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

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.

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