E. Kathleen Adams, Norma I. Gavin, M. Beth Benedict
Abstract:Disparities in early and adequate prenatal care and infant/maternal outcomes still exist between white and nonwhite populations. Although Medicaid expansions were intended to improve outcomes, eligible women often delay enrollment and access barriers remain. This study examines racial disparities among pregnant women in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and Texas. The disproportionate location of minorities enrolled in Medicaid in urban areas with greater physician supply was not found to increase office-based pre…
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