Association of Medicaid Expansion With Changes in High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Control

JAMA Health Forum

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What The Study Did: Researchers found that the first five years of Medicaid expansion were associated with large reductions in uninsurance and improvements in blood pressure and blood sugar control among low-income patients, including for Hispanic and Black patients.

Authors: Megan B. Cole, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Boston University School of Public Health, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2375)

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