Med Care 2021 Mar 12. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
*Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA †Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA ‡American Medical Association, Chicago, IL §RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA ∥Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA.
Background: Some states expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, boosting their low-income residents' demand for health care, while other states opted not to expand.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether the Medicaid expansion influenced the states selected by physicians just completing graduate medical education for establishing their first practices.
Research Design: Using 2009-2019 data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile and information on states' Medicaid expansion status, we estimated conditional logit models to compare where new physicians located during the 6 years following implementation of the expansion to where they located during the 5 years preceding implementation. Read More