Navigation Links
Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says
Date:5/1/2013

team chose those health outcomes because they are widespread and serious, yet treatable.

The authors of an accompanying editorial offered a possible explanation. Richard Kronick, of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Andrew Bindman, at the University of California, San Francisco, said Medicaid's minimal effects on physical health "are not entirely surprising given the many steps that are needed between the availability of insurance coverage and the delivery of appropriate care."

What's more, they said, the short follow-up period and small number of people with chronic conditions in the study sample may have skewed the results.

It is also possible, Meltzer said, that small improvements did occur but didn't show up as statistically significant. "A [slight] decline in blood pressure could be really important, and we can't say that didn't happen," he said.

Lessons learned from the Oregon experience could be instructive as half of the states in the nation proceed with plans to broaden Medicaid enrollment in 2014, while others remain opposed or undecided.

Results of this study and findings from earlier research on the Oregon experiment should dispel any notion that expanding Medicaid will save money, Baicker said, because "the program costs money; people consume more health care." On the other hand, the results demonstrate clear benefits to the people who are enrolled.

"Policymakers have to weigh how much they value those benefits to enrollees against alternative uses of the resources that go into the program," she said.

More information

Go to Medicaid.gov to learn more about your state's Medicaid program.

SOURCES: Katherine Baicker, Ph.D., professor of health economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public He
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Internal medicine physician specialists release policy paper on reforming Medicaid
2. Safer kidney cancer surgery under-used for poorer, sicker Medicare, Medicaid patients
3. Many Kids on Medicaid Dont See Dentist: Study
4. Feinstein Institute to Receive Grant from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Improve Schizophrenia Treatment
5. Many Medicaid Patients Skip Drugs That Could Prevent Heart Trouble
6. Expanding Access to Medicaid Would Save Lives: Study
7. Expanding Medicaid to low-income adults leads to improved health, fewer deaths
8. Poorest Americans at risk if states opt out of Medicaid expansion
9. Health Reform 2.0: Governors Pushing Back on Medicaid Expansion
10. Assessing the cost of the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid
11. New analysis examines stakes for Medicaid in upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says
(Date:12/25/2014)... Woodland Hills, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... in her home in Woodland Hills, California after an ... Harris passed away on Christmas Eve evening in her ... battle with aggressive metastatic breast cancer. ... International for over forty years, she pioneered and championed ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... updated its blog to provide professional shopping tips on wedding and ... LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to 80 percent off. , ... to be a most exciting memory and can show off a ... a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ladies can now find ... day . , Going out with friends to a party is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of ... holidays, so you need to be extra cautious, an ... we see a significant increase in patients coming in ... the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center of Stony ... should be full of joy, but if not careful, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early ... treatment, less than half of one percent will eventually ... new analysis reveals. The finding comes from a ... between 1998 and 2007, and it suggests that the ... double what experts had previously thought. "The frequency ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate the experience of ... has introduced its new collection of 2015 prom dresses, ... new prom outfits are guaranteed to contain the perfect ... specially designed for 2015. Anyone who wants to buy ... website before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... adults want to avoid looking older than their actual age, ... does not necessarily point to poor health. The study found ... older than their actual age before assumptions about their health ... physicians describe their patients to other physicians, they often include ...
... , FRIDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New genetic ... who carry a particular gene mutation are particularly well-skilled ... apparent link between a specific variation of the so-called ... the first hard evidence to suggest that there could ...
... 2010) Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai,s Maxine ... the molecular makeup of the most aggressive type of ... that a specific protein called laminin-411 plays a major ... vessels to support its growth and spread. But technology ...
... research group led by Prof. Ryusuke Kakigi and Dr. ... Prof. Masami K Yamaguchi (Chuo University) found that the ... sulcus (STS) when processing positive (happy) and negative (angry) ... in NeuroImage . Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- ... at a slight increased risk for a hemorrhagic stroke, researchers ... can protect against heart disease, while others have found that, ... In the United States, an estimated 13 percent of the ...
... , THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- ... heavy clothes to keep infants warm can lead to ... death syndrome (SIDS), U.S. experts warn. Infants are ... of their body temperature. Research has shown that multiple ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Looking older than your age may not be a sign of poor health: Study 2Health News:Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia 2Health News:Cedars-Sinai 'nano-drug' hits brain-tumor target found in 2001 2Health News:Cedars-Sinai 'nano-drug' hits brain-tumor target found in 2001 3Health News:Infants' hemodynamic responses to happy and angry facial expressions 2Health News:Vitamin E May Pose Slight Bleeding-Stroke Risk 2Health News:Vitamin E May Pose Slight Bleeding-Stroke Risk 3Health News:Overheating in Infants Can Lead to SIDS, Experts Warn 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., ... over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced it received ... H, a hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for planned ... Colorado , Washington State ... With the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCQB: ADMD), a ... development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes for ... has filed a de novo submission ... marketing clearance for its patented Y-90 RadioGel(TM) device ... Drug and Cosmetic Act (the "Act").  ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com ... Disposable Syringe Industry of 178 pages providing ... intelligence library. The 2014 Market ... is a professional and deep research report ... analysis, the report introduces Disposable Syringe basic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5
... Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology ... research data for multiple geographies, including the US, ... MRG,s peripheral vascular reports cover minimally invasive ... stenting, percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty, and synthetic surgical ...
... RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and study investigators from Harvard ... the PROTECT ( Pr o-BNP O utpatient ... T herapy) trial, a strategy of NT-proBNP guided heart ... in total cardiovascular events, the primary composite endpoint of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Peripheral Vascular Device Market Research Data Covering Multiple Geographies Released by Millennium Research Group 2NT-proBNP Guided Therapy Keeps Heart Failure Patients out of the Hospital Through a Reduction in Cardiovascular Events 2NT-proBNP Guided Therapy Keeps Heart Failure Patients out of the Hospital Through a Reduction in Cardiovascular Events 3
Diamond Point Bone Probe with Ortho-Grip® silicone rubber palm style handles and,stainless steel impactor caps....
Steroid-eluting, single-pass lead. CapSure VDD2 optimizes VDD therapy and offers easier handling, proven performance, and choice....
CapSureSP Novus 5594 is a J-shaped, endocardial, tined pacing lead. provide the stable, low pacing thresholds and large sensing potentials already proven with CapSure SP steroid-eluting leads but wi...
Steroid eluting pacemaker leads...
Medicine Products: