Key Findings Details
Costs and Benefits of In-Kind Transfers: The Case of Medicaid Home Care Benefits
Ethan Lieber and Lee Lockwood
- In-kind provision of home care benefits significantly distorts the use of formal and informal care.
- In-kind provision significantly improves program targeting.
- In-kind provision appears to have little effect on tax system efficiency and moral hazard in the context of the Samaritan's Dilemma.
- The measurable benefits of in-kind provision appear to be of a similar size to the consumption distortion cost.