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We evaluate the impact of dental insurance on the use of dental services using a potential outcomes identification framework designed to handle uncertainty created by unknown counterfactuals – that is, the endogenous selection problem – as well as uncertainty about the reliability of self-reported insurance status. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, we estimate that utilization rates of adults older than 50 would increase from 75% to around 80% under universal dental coverage.
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Kreider, Brent; Moeller, John; Manski, Richard J.; and Pepper, John, "The Effect of Dental Insurance on the Use of Dental Care for Older Adults: A Partial Identification Analysis" (2015). Economics Publications. 631.