Jump in Employment Seen Among Medicaid Expansion Enrollees, Especially the Most Vulnerable

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Mon, February 10, 2020

New research by Susan Dorr Goold, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy, and Renuka Tipirneni, assistant professor of internal medicine, suggests that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act is linked to higher numbers of low-income people having jobs or going to school. “Our findings suggest states could achieve goals of fuller employment among low-income residents by expanding Medicaid coverage or maintaining an expansion program,” Goold said, “Good health helps people gain employment or stay employed.” Jeff Kullgren was also a co-author on the study.

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