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Continuous Medicaid eligibility during the pandemic and postpartum coverage, health care, and outcomes

JAMA Health Forum

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study including 47,000 participants, continuous Medicaid eligibility during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced loss of Medicaid after birth, suggesting similar uninsurance reductions may be expected from post-pandemic postpartum Medicaid extensions, which most states plan to implement. 

Authors: Jamie R. Daw, Ph.D., of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2024.0004)

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