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.

 

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