Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 1, P74-95 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0001 View full text
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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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