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View Diary: Oregon Medicaid study shows how much coverage improves lives (33 comments)

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  •  Probably some degree of flawed study design (0+ / 0-)

    I reviewed only the abstract, and do not have access to the full article.  I doubt there would be much measurable change only 2 years after the lottery, and am curious how rapidly lottery winners were actually able to access Medicaid care, and also wonder what percentage of lottery winners actually did access Medicaid care. The measured conditions of HBP, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol all tend to be relatively "silent" compared to many more acute diseases, and I understand that patient compliance can be marginal in these diseases.

    The study raises more questions than it permits conclusions. I'd be curious if any statistically-trained bloggers could review the full study and parse out any flaws or biases.

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