Medical care utilization by afdc recipients under reformed medicaid

Donna L. Jennings, Shelley White-Means

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Abstract

As Medicaid moves toward a system of managed care, Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients often are assigned to an organization that assumes responsibility for managing their annual receipt of health care. This study reports the results of an investigation into the patterns of medical care utilization by AFDC recipients and their children under reformed Medicaid. The issues explored include whether or not medical care utilization patterns vary by race, and if there are identifiable factors that determine the utilization patterns of AFDC recipients and their children. We conclude that racial differences in medical care utilization do exist for AFDC recipients, but not for their children. Policy makers involved in reforming Medicaid should recognize that certain cohorts continue to exhibit undesirable medical care utilization patterns, and implement measures to rectify this situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-39
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Health and Social Policy
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

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Medical care utilization by afdc recipients under reformed medicaid. / Jennings, Donna L.; White-Means, Shelley.

In: Journal of Health and Social Policy, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.12.2000, p. 21-39.

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