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Changes in health care workers’ economic outcomes following Medicaid expansion


Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study, only health care workers in higher-earning occupations (e.g., registered nurses, physicians, and managers) experienced increases in annual income after state-level Medicaid expansion, which has been shown to improve health care organization finances. These findings suggest that improvements in health care sector finances may increase economic inequality among health care workers, with implications for worker health and well-being. 

Authors: Sasmira Matta, M.H.S., of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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