Population Health and Disparities
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Inpatient Medicaid Usage and Expenditure Patterns After Changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefit Levels
Changes in SNAP benefit levels were associated with changes in inpatient Medicaid usage and cost patterns.
Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Diabetes Medications
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.
Medicaid Eligibility Expansions May Address Gaps In Access To Diabetes Medications
The researchers find Medicaid eligibility expansions are linked to increases in prescription fills for diabetes drugs.
Disentangling the Stress Process: Race Differences in the Experience of Chronic Stressors
Older blacks and US-born and foreign-born Hispanics report more chronic stress exposure than whites and are two to three times as likely to experience financial strain and housing-related stress.
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In partnership with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Schaeffer Center conducts vital research aimed at reducing health disparities by strengthening the nation’s safety net of care for the most underserved and vulnerable among us.