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US states that expanded Medicaid to include people with lower incomes saw fewer cardiovascular deaths

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4116 (Published 06 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4116
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

States in the US that expanded their Medicaid programmes to cover people with lower incomes did not see a rise in rates of cardiovascular deaths, whereas rates continued to rise in those that did not expand their coverage, according to a new study.1

Researchers analysed whether the expansion of Medicaid eligibility—under the 2014 Affordable Care Act—has been associated with any differences in cardiovascular mortality rates.

They found that …

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