Study: Child Neglect Lower in Medicaid Expansion States

Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service - ID A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that rates of child neglect decreased for states that have decided to expand Medicaid. The study looked at child maltreatment data between 2010 and 2016. BOISE, Idaho – As Idaho prepares to implement Medicaid expansion, research shows the health coverage should have added benefits for kids. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that rates of child neglect decreased for states that have decided to expand Medicaid. The study looked at child maltreatment data between 2010 and 2016. Liz Woodruff, assistant director of the group Idaho Voices for Children, said a

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