California Healthline: New Medicaid Beneficiaries Healthier Than Pre-Expansion Enrollees

Medicaid beneficiaries who became eligible for coverage as a result of expansion of the program under the Affordable Care Act tend to be healthier than beneficiaries who already had coverage prior to the law, according to a study that was published online Wednesday in the journal Health AffairsModern Healthcare reports.

Study Details

For the study, researchers deployed simulation methods and data from the Medical Expenditure Panel survey and compared nondisabled beneficiaries who had coverage prior to the ACA with two groups:

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