How Medicaid expansion is linked to infant mortality

By | February 1, 2018

Stoneleigh Fellow Meredith Matone explains how Medicaid and infant mortality rates are linked in a new PolicyLab Blog Post.

In their study, published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, Drs. Chintan Bhatt and Consuelo Beck-Sagué found that while infant mortality rates declined in all states between 2010-2016 by 11.9 percent meeting Healthy People 2020 goals, states that expanded Medicaid saw rates of decline 50 percent greater than non-expansion states.