Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families notes a new study that found states that adopted the Medicaid expansion provided by Obamacare — such as Arkansas — have had greater improvement in the health of mothers and babies.
In Arkansas, the uninsured rate for women 18-44 dropped from 26 to 11 percent. Said the release:
Medicaid expansion has played a key role in reducing rates of maternal death, decreasing infant mortality rates, and improving the potential for optimal birth outcomes that can increase the promise for a healthy childhood, according to the report. States that expanded Medicaid saw a 50 percent greater reduction in infant mortality, compared to non-expansion states.
The findings are in a study by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.