The effect of Medicaid expansions on the health insurance coverage of pregnant women: an analysis using deliveries.

@article{Dave2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of Medicaid expansions on the health insurance coverage of pregnant women: an analysis using deliveries.},
  author={Dhaval M. Dave and Sandra L. Decker and Robert J Kaestner and Kosali Simon},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={315-30}
}
Using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, this paper analyzes the effect of Medicaid eligibility expansions from 1985 to 1996 on the health insurance coverage of women giving birth. We find that the eligibility expansions reduced the proportion of pregnant women who were uninsured by approximately 10%, although the magnitude of this decrease is sensitive to specification. The decrease in the proportion of uninsured pregnant women came at the expense of a substantial reduction in… CONTINUE READING

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