Study Finds Death Decline In States With Expanded Medicaid

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT) -- Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing states to opt out of a Medicaid expansion, researchers have found that states that have expanded the program in recent years have seen mortality rates drop by 6 percent, according to a study released Wednesday.

The study, led by Harvard School of Public Health Assistant Professor Benjamin Sommers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, compared the states of New York, Maine and Arizona, which have substantially expanded adult Medicaid eligibility since 2000, with neighboring states that...
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