The Effects Of Medicaid Expansion Under The ACA: A Systematic Review.

  title={The Effects Of Medicaid Expansion Under The ACA: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Olena Mazurenko and Casey P Balio and Rajender Agarwal and Aaron E. Carroll and Nir Menachemi},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={37 6},
Expanding eligibility for Medicaid was a central goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which continues to be debated and discussed at the state and federal levels as further reforms are considered. In an effort to provide a synthesis of the available research, we systematically reviewed the peer-reviewed scientific literature on the effects of Medicaid expansion on the original goals of the ACA. After analyzing seventy-seven published studies, we found that expansion was associated with… 
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