When Medicaid eligibility requirements changed in 1996, health care coverage for immigrants expanded across a number of states. The current study uses a conceptual model that incorporates immigrants' human capital, family structure, and migration's social context to address two major aims. First, the study will examine the state policy effect of Medicaid expansion on health care coverage of immigrant adults. Second, the impact of state policy on Medicaid expansion and health care coverage for subgroups of immigrant adults will be investigated. Data sources for the study are the New Immigrant Survey, state-level Medicaid expansion data from Kaiser Commission and information on state health coverage from the Current Population Survey.
Amount Awarded $74,999.00
Awarded on: 5/14/2009
Time frame: 6/15/2009 - 1/31/2012
Grant Number: 66311