|The impact of a long-term care information campaign on insurance coverage.
|Year of Publication
|Journal of Health Economics
|Information campaigns, Insurance, Long-term Care, Medicaid
I estimate the impact of an information campaign on long-term care planning behaviors. I identify this effect using the staggered timing of the federal-state "Own Your Future" campaign, which urged individuals to plan ahead for long-term care needs and reached 26 states over five years. I find the campaign increased long-term care insurance coverage for individuals in the top quintile of the asset distribution by four percentage points, or seventeen percent. A back-of-the-envelope calculation indicates Medicaid savings of $483 million in present value.