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Surge in Newly Identified Diabetes among Medicaid Patients in 2014 within Medicaid Expansion States under the Affordable Care Act

March 2015

Harvey W. Kaufman, Zhen Chen, Vivian A. Fonseca, Michael J. McPhaul


The article shows that increased Medicaid expansion led to a larger amount of diabetes diagnoses, and that those who were diagnosed were diagnosed at an earlier stage of the condition.

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Policy Implications

Earlier diagnosis could lead to better long-term implications for patients. Preventative healthcare may be a solution to rising healthcare costs, so earlier treatment may be more cost-saving for governments.

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