State expansions of Medicaid preventive services for women increased screening for breast and cervical cancer and narrowed the gap in preventive service utilization between women with lower and higher income levels. The expansions did not result in increased HIV screening or routine check-ups.
About the study:
The author analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a nationally representative study conducted by state health departments, from 1993 through 2009. The effect of Medicaid expansion was calculated through a multivariate linear probability model.