Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Improving Postpartum Health through Increased Medicaid Coverage after Childbirth

Maria Steenland, Brown University

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January 01, 2020
June 30, 2021
$57,595

This study will examine the impact of the Arkansas Medicaid expansion on full-year postpartum use of outpatient care, emergency department visits and inpatient stays for severe maternal morbidities, and test whether the Medicaid expansion reduced racial disparities in these outcomes. Results are expected to inform deliberations regarding proposed state and federal legislation to provide up to one-year of pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage for postpartum women.