Conclusion of Assessing a Medicaid Randomized Insurance Experiment within Community Clinics

By Heather Angier Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk can be reduced through early detection, yet disparities persist in receipt of these services. Oregon Health & Science University and OCHIN, Inc. (not an acronym) conducted a five-year study to better understand the impact gaining Medicaid had on CVD prevention. The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R01 HL107647 04); Principal Investigator: Jennifer E DeVoe. We utilized the Oregon Experiment, a policy that offered uninsured adults a random chance to apply for Oregon Health Plan [(OHP); Oregon’s Medicaid) coverage, to conduct this research study. The Oregon Experiment included...