LEARNING AREA: Health Equity, Real Estate Development
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Can Medicaid Expansion Prevent Housing Evictions?

Author:

Heidi L. Allen, Erica Eliason, Naomi Zewde, and Tal Gross

Year:

2019

Description:

Evictions are increasingly recognized as a serious concern facing low-income households. This study evaluated whether expansions of Medicaid can prevent evictions from occurring. We examined data from a privately licensed database of eviction records in fourteen states (286 counties) and used a difference-in-differences research design to compare rates of eviction before and after California’s early Medicaid expansion (51 counties). We conclude that health insurance coverage is associated with improved housing stability