April 25, 2022 – Stanford Professor of Law, Jacob Goldin, was awarded the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) 2022 Research Award, along with two co-recipients, Ithai Z Lurie and Janet McCubbin. The three authors were awarded for their research paper in the Quarterly Journal of Economics titled “Health Insurance and Mortality: Experimental Evidence from Taxpayer Outreach.” The 2022 NIHCM awards recognize the contributions of researchers and journalists who bring to light new evidence that advances the health system and the health of Americans.
Goldin along with his co-authors, Lurie and McCubbin, who were both part of the Office of Tax Analysis in the United States Department of the Treasury, conducted research to evaluate a randomized outreach study in which the IRS sent informational letters to 3.9 million households that paid a tax penalty for lacking health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Their results shed light on the operation of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision and provided experimental evidence that health insurance coverage can reduce mortality in the United States.
The National Institute for Health Care Management Award on Foundation Health Care Research recognizes outstanding published work from researchers furthering innovation in health care financing, delivery and organization or the implementation of health care policy. The award is given annually by the NIHCM and entries are reviewed by a panel of independent judges.
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