Change in Rate of Weight-Loss Surgery After Medicaid Expansion

JAMA Health Forum

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What The Study Did: In this observational study, Medicaid expansion after the start of the Affordable Care Act was associated with increased rates of bariatric surgery among lower-income white adults but not among Hispanic and Black adults.

Authors: Amresh D. Hanchate, Ph.D., of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the corresponding author.

 

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