Medicaid Enrollees See Better Patient Experiences, Care Quality

November 19, 2018 - Patients with chronic illness who are enrolled in the Medicaid program tend to have better patient experiences than those without insurance coverage, according to a new study from America’s Health Plans (AHIP). Specifically, patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, or serious mood disorders who are covered by some form of a Medicaid plan receive care that is...

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