Insurance Bought with Medicaid $$ Has Extra Benefit

July 3, 2013 9:01 PM

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Insurance Bought with Medicaid $$ Has Extra Benefit

Using Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance exchanges could reduce "churning" in and out of Medicaid by two-thirds, researchers said.

Such a hypothetical "premium-support" model would produce rates of continuous insurance eligibility around 85% in Arkansas and 78% in Ohio (P<0.001), Sara Rosenbaum, JD, of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health,...

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