Rising rates of severe maternal morbidity in the U.S. highlight the unmet need for continuous and comprehensive health care for women before, during, and after pregnancy. This data slice summarizes findings from a study that tested whether ACA Medicaid expansions helped reduce severe maternal morbidity, including transfusion, ruptured uterus, unplanned hysterectomy, eclampsia, and the need for intensive care. Results show little evidence that the ACA expansions improved maternal morbidity, other than reducing the need for blood transfusions.
ACA, Maternal Health, Center for Aging and Policy Studies
Family, Life Course, and Society | Health Economics | Medicine and Health | Sociology
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Chatterji, Pinka; Glenn, Hanna; Markowitz, Sara; and Montez, Jennifer Karas, "ACA Medicaid Expansions Did Not Significantly Improve Maternal Morbidity" (2023). Population Health Research Brief Series. 229.
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