publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2009

Medicaid Costs and Birth Outcomes: The Effects of Prenatal WIC Participation and the Use of Prenatal Care

Barbara Devaney; Linda Bilheimer; Jennifer Schore;
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  • Published: 22 Apr 2009 Journal: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, volume 11, page 573 (issn: 0276-8739, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: JSTOR
Abstract
This study examines the effects of prenatal WIC participation and the use of prenatal care on Medicaid costs and birth outcomes in five states-Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The study period is 1987 for Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, and South Carolina and January-June 1988 for Texas. Prenatal WIC participation was associated with substantial savings in Medicaid costs during the first 60 days after birth, with estimates ranging from $277 in Minnesota to $598 in North Carolina. For every dollar spent on the prenatal WIC program, the associated savings in Medicaid costs during the first 60 days ranged from $1.77 to $3.13 across...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: General Business, Management and Accounting, Sociology and Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Medicaid, Demography, Gerontology, Prenatal care
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publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2009

Medicaid Costs and Birth Outcomes: The Effects of Prenatal WIC Participation and the Use of Prenatal Care

Barbara Devaney; Linda Bilheimer; Jennifer Schore;