Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 30th, 2005
Study 1: A University of Illinois study revealed an increase in inadequate prenatal care for white, non-Hispanic women under Medicaid managed care.
R. Kaestner and colleagues studied "the effects of Medicaid managed care (MMC) on prenatal care utilization, infant birth weight, preterm birth, and use of cesarean section in the United States."
Analysis of separate estimates of the effect of primary care case management managed care programs and health maintenance organization managed care plans on these outcomes revealed:
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