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Making the Most of Medicaid: Promoting the Health of Women and Infants With Preconception Care

This article examines the evolution and current role of Medicaid in improving access to preconception care for low-income women. It reviews Medicaid's eligibility policy and benefits of relevance to women of reproductive age, and discusses challenges facing the program.

Authors Alina Salganicoff, vice president and director of women's health policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Jane An, a research assistant at the Foundation, also examine potential opportunities to use the Medicaid program to promote preconception care to low-income women.

The article was published in the journal Women's Health Issues as part of a special supplement examining preconception health and health care.

Women's Health Issues — Journal

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