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Title
Impact of Medicaid expansion on early prenatal care and health outcomes.
First Author
Epstein, Arnold M
Date of Pub
1998 Summer
Pages
85-99
Volume
19
Issue
4
Other Authors
Newhouse, Joseph P
Abstract
To assess the impact of Medicaid expansion for pregnant women in South Carolina and California, the authors compared change in rates of timely prenatal care, adverse infant and maternal health outcomes, and use of cesarean section for groups of pregnant women who were either uninsured or covered by Medicaid, versus women with private coverage. The result showed small and/or inconsistent changes. Provision of coverage may be the first logical step in improving health care for the uninsured, but outcomes may rely more on outreach, coordination of care, and non-medical interventions than on provision of insurance coverage per se.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Maternal Health Services : Prenatal Care/utilization : California : Cesarean Section/utilization : Comparative Study : Human : Infant, Newborn : Outcome Assessment (Health Care) : Unites States
NTIS Number
PB2000-102913