Managed Care Mandates and Birth Outcomes : Who Benefits and Does the Model Matter *

  title={Managed Care Mandates and Birth Outcomes : Who Benefits and Does the Model Matter *},
  author={Tania Barham},
The 2010 health reform seeks to expand health coverage to 30 million people and many will enroll in managed care plans. We exploit Medicaid manage care mandates in California to examine the effect of managed care on prenatal care access and birth and pregnancy outcomes. There is no improvement for the extremely disadvantaged, but access and birth outcomes improves for the moderately disadvantaged. The results suggest that a managed care option may be key for improving access to prenatal care… CONTINUE READING


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