Section B of MACPAC’s June 2012 report presents the Commission’s assessment of access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries compared to those with employer-sponsored insurance and those who are uninsured. The analysis focuses on adults age 19 to 64 and complements the analysis of access to care for children in MACPAC’s March 2012 report to Congress. After using statistical techniques to control for factors such as income, health status and other socioeconomic characteristics, the Commission’s analysis finds that non-elderly adults enrolled in Medicaid report substantially better access to care than do uninsured adults and similar but more mixed results when compared to access among adults with employer-sponsored insurance. Read more about how access to care and service use are affected by the health insurance status of non-elderly adults.
Publication Type: Reports to Congress