Sunday, March 23, 2014

Medicaid expansion helps prevent kidney failure

As per a new research published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, observes that the States having better and good Medicaid coverage is experiencing lower incidences of kidney failure as compared to those States who have limited Medicaid. It was also observed that in-turn now there are smaller insurance claims relating to kidney disease care. The conclusions point out the prospective and the potential benefits of Medicaid expansion in the chronic disease prevention and care. These particular expansions have helped low-income adults to get effective treatment in time. But unfortunately not all states are part of this expansion. An expert, Rajnish Mehrotra, MD and Larry Kessler, ScD explains, “The study highlights the intricate web of health insurance, access to care, and ESRD. Their study is timely as a social experiment is unfolding in this country that will allow us to further examine the association between Medicaid coverage and health care outcomes.”

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