Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 3, P588-599 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0048 View full text
Tyrone Cheng

Abstract: This study explores ways in which welfare reforms have affected utilization of four health services (physician visits, hospital care, prescription medication, and dentist visits) and the impact of health insurance on these services. A secondary data analysis of a nationally representative sample of 1,259 non-elderly adult current and former welfare recipients shows that use of health services is significantly affected by state-specific welfare policy, health insurance, and race/ethnicity, when other variables …

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