Certain antihypertensive medications may prevent the onset of the disease, but only among black and white women and white men.
An overlooked factor in the debate over Proposition 3 is the impact that an expansion of Utah’s Medicaid program would have on the state’s diabetes epidemic, argues Rebecca Myerson in an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune.
The researchers find disparities in dementia prevalence declined between blacks and whites and increased between Hispanics and whites.
In a working paper submitted to the National Bureau of Economic Research, Darius Lakdawalla found mortality improvement may be worth more, not less, to patients facing shorter lives.
States that expanded Medicaid saw a 40 percent increase in prescription fills for common diabetes drugs in 2014-2015 according to the study in Health Affairs.
The researchers find Medicaid eligibility expansions are linked to increases in prescription fills for diabetes drugs.