State Medicaid Eligibility and Care Delayed Because of Cost

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
New England Journal of Medicine (Impact Factor: 54.42). 03/2013; 368(13):1263-1265. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1214874
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT This study showed wide geographic variation in how often people delayed care because of cost, with prevalence across U.S. counties ranging from 6.5% to 40.6%. Delaying care because of cost was more common in states with more restrictive Medicaid eligibility criteria.

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