Examining the effect of state Medicaid expansions on the health care coverage of immigrant adults

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.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $74,999.00

Awarded on: 5/14/2009

Time frame: 6/15/2009 - 1/31/2012

Grant Number: 66311


Pennsylvania State University

417 Old Main
University Park, PA, 16802-1505


Daphne Hernandez
Project Director