Quest Diagnostics finds number of newly identified diabetes patients surge in states that have expanded Medicaid

March 22, 2015

Quest Diagnostics reports that people in states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA are far more likely to be newly identified with diabetes than in states that have not expanded the program. A Quest analysis of de-identified test results of 434,288 people with newly identified diabetes found that newly identified diabetes jumped 23% in Medicaid-enrolled patients in states that expanded Medicaid, compared to a 0.4% increase in states that did not expand. Patients in the states that expanded Medicaid were also more likely to be identified at earlier stages of disease.
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