AcademyHealth: The longest-term benefits from Medicaid are still worthwhile

The recent election has caused many to question whether significant changes are about to happen to Medicaid. Repeal of the Affordable Care Act would, of course, lead to the elimination of the Medicaid expansion, which could result in significant numbers of adults losing their coverage overnight. But even without repeal, many Republican replacement proposals also result in significant changes to Medicaid, whether it be through funding, eligibility, or benefits.

When discussing such changes, it’s worth examining the evidence on the effect of Medicaid on society. With respect to children, a new NBER working paper does just that.

Go read about it, and my thoughts on it, in my latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog.


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