Q&A: End of public health emergency may widen racial disparities in Medicaid

Losing eligibility for Medicaid supplemental insurance was linked to worse health care outcomes for people from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, according to researchers.Eric T. Roberts, PhD, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the health consequences of surpassing Medicaid’s income threshold, leading to a sudden loss of Medicaid eligibility.The researchers evaluated data from 8,144 Medicare beneficiaries in the 2008 to 2018 biennial wavesRead More