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Capistrant, Benjamin D.

The Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Caregiver's Quality of Life

Medicaid expansion has been shown to improve access to care, health, and finances in general populations. Until now no studies have considered how Medicaid expansion may affect informal family caregivers who are the backbone of the long term supports and services infrastructure. Family caregivers provide substantial cost savings to Medicare and Medicaid. Yet, they sustain financial, physical, and mental health strain from their caregiving role which Medicaid expansion may offset.

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 13:08