Brief Medicaid-Eligible Adults Who Are Not Enrolled
Who Are They and Do They Get the Care They Need?
Amy J. Davidoff, Bowen Garrett, Alshadye Yemane
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When uninsured Medicaid-eligible adults are compared with Medicaid-enrolled adults with the same health and demographic characteristics, the uninsured are more likely to report unmet need, to lack a usual source of care, and to make less use of physician services. Families of the uninsured are also more likely to be burdened with out-of-pocket health care costs. Medicaid-eligible adults with private health insurance coverage are less likely to report unmet medical needs than their Medicaid-enrolled counterparts, but they are more likely to be burdened by out-of-pocket health care costs. Research is based upon data from the 1997 National Health Interview Survey.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program