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Using Medicaid to Prevent Infant Mortality

By Molly McNulty & William R. Kincaid

Lack of access to adequate maternity and pediatric care causes thousands of infant deaths every year. Medicaid can play a powerful role in reducing infant mortality, which disproportionately affects low-income families. This article reviews significant reforms in the Medicaid program that are designed to improve the access of low-income pregnant women and infants to health care.

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