Medicaid Expansion Spotted Many Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases

March 23, 2015 4:00 PM

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MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with newly diagnosed diabetes increased by 23 percent in states that expanded the number of low-income people who are eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports.

"The study demonstrated the benefit of new Medicaid coverage in identifying people with diabetes and initiating therapy in those historically not having health insurance," Dr. Robert Ratner, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association, said in an association news relea...

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