Pregnant Women & Parents

Pregnant Women & Parents

Study on Intergenerational Health Mobility Provides Strong Case for Early Childhood Interventions

Examining how children’s health compares to the health of their parents can offer valuable insight into the individual, family, and community-level factors that affect a child’s health status. This is the aim of a new Health Affairs article from Jason Fletcher and Katie Jajtner at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which seeks to bring an intergenerational […]

New CCF-Commonwealth Fund Report Highlights Long-Term Benefits of Medicaid Coverage for Pregnant Women and Children

A new report written by my colleagues Edwin Park, Allie Corcoran and I for the Commonwealth Fund examines and summarizes the growing body of research documenting the long-term benefits of Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and children. Because Medicaid/CHIP expansions were phased in over time, and states reacted on different timetables to federal options and requirements, […]

Medicaid Expansion Increased Preventive Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women, New Study Finds

Medicaid expansion increased the use of key preventive health services by women before and after pregnancy, a new study published in Health Affairs found. The findings add to the evidence that expanding Medicaid coverage to all low-income adults does translate into more utilization of preventive care that can improve the health and wellbeing of women […]