The Long-Term Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage

@article{Miller2015TheLE,
  title={The Long-Term Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage},
  author={Sarah L Miller and Sarah Laura R. Wherry},
  journal={Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={785 - 824}
}
Although the link between the fetal environment and later life health and achievement is well-established, few studies have evaluated the extent to which public policies aimed at improving fetal health can generate benefits that persist into adulthood. In this study, we evaluate how a rapid expansion of prenatal and child health insurance through the Medicaid program affected adult outcomes of individuals born between 1979 and 1993 who gained access to coverage in utero and as children. We… CONTINUE READING

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