The Long-Term Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage

@article{Miller2014TheLE,
  title={The Long-Term Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage},
  author={Sarah Miller and Sarah Laura R. Wherry},
  journal={Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2014},
  volume={54},
  pages={785 - 824}
}
ABSTRACT:In this study, we evaluate how an expansion of Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and infants affected the adult outcomes ofindividuals who gained access to coverage in utero and during the first year oflife. [...] Key Result We find that cohorts whose mothers gained eligibilityfor prenatal coverage under Medicaid have lower rates ofchronic conditions as adults and fewer hospitalizations related to diabetes and obesity. We also find that the expansions increased high school graduation rates. Our…Expand
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