Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low-income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011-2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard
Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Access · Chronic respiratory conditions · Diabetes · Medicaid · Men · Mental health · Population health · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Tobacco use · Uninsured and underinsured · Women · Maine