JAMA Pediatrics: The Dependent Coverage Provision Is Good for Mothers, Good for Children, and Good for Taxpayers

Erika Cheng, who is a health services researcher and faculty member at IUSM with me, is a star. We’ll all be working for her someday. She and I wrote a commentary that discusses a study published in JAMA that examined whether the dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act was associated with changes in payment for birth, prenatal care, and birth outcomes among married and unmarried women.

You should go read both the original study and our thoughts on it.


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