Low-Income Children's Preventive Services Use: Implications of Parents' Medicaid Status
Glifford, E. J.
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Weech-Maldonado, R., Short P. F.
This article examines the effect of parents Medicaid status on the use of preventivehealth services by young children. Using
datafrom the 1996 Medical Expenditure PanelSurvey (MEPS), we analyzed a logit modelfor receipt of any well-child visits (WCVs)
thatcompared three groups of low-income chil-dren. The three groups, defined by the jointinsurance status of children and
their par-ents, involved Medicaid pairs (both the childand the parent had Medicaid throughout theyear), mixed pairs (the child
had Medicaidand the parent was uninsured), and unin-sured pairs (both child and parent were unin-sured).