Dana E Goin

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The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) was launched in 2013 as a mechanism to obtain timely information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the period before federal government survey data for 2013 and 2014 will be available. Based on a nationally representative, probability-based Internet panel, the HRMS provides quarterly data for approximately(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of past Medicaid eligibility expansions to parents on coverage, access to care, out-of-pocket (OOP) spending, and mental health outcomes, and consider implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. DATA SOURCES Person-level data from the National Health Interview Survey (1998-2010) is used to measure(More)
The pending Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act and the fall presidential election raise concerns about what would happen if the insurance expansion promised by the landmark health reform law were to be curtailed. This paper's analysis of national survey estimates found that access to health care and use of health services for adults ages(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined preventive care use by nonelderly adults (aged 18-64 years) before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and considered the contributions of insurance coverage and other factors to service use patterns. METHODS We used data from the 2005-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to measure the receipt of 8 recommended preventive services. We(More)
Matching methods are common in studies across many disciplines. However, there is limited evidence on how to optimally combine matching with subsequent analysis approaches to minimize bias and maximize efficiency for the quantity of interest. We conducted simulations to compare the performance of a wide variety of matching methods and analysis approaches in(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about gene expression changes induced by pregnancy in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and healthy women because the few studies previously conducted did not have pre-pregnancy samples available as baseline. We have established a cohort of women with RA and healthy women followed prospectively from a pre-pregnancy baseline. In(More)
Climate and weather have been linked to criminal activity. The connection between climatological conditions and crime is of growing importance as we seek to understand the societal implications of climate change. This study describes the mechanisms theorized to link annual variations in climate to crime in California and examines the effect of drought on(More)
BACKGROUND During pregnancy, most women do not meet gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines, potentially resulting in adverse maternal and infant health consequences. Social environment determinants of GWG have been identified, but evidence on the relationship between neighbourhood violence and GWG is scant. Our study aims to examine the relationship(More)
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