The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Oral Health Equity for Older Adults: A Systems Perspective

Mary E. Northridge, Sara S. Metcalf, Shirley S. Birenz, Carol Kunzel, Hua Wang, Eric W. Schrimshaw, Stephen E. Marshall

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Abstract

This paper uses a collaborative, interdisciplinary systems science inquiry to explore implications of Medicaid expansion on achieving oral health equity for older adults. Through an iterative modeling process oriented toward the experiences of both patients and oral health care providers, complex feedback mechanisms for promoting oral health equity are articulated that acknowledge the potential for stigma as well as disparities in oral health care accessibility. Multiple factors mediate the impact of Medicaid expansion on oral health equity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-377
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the California Dental Association
Volume43
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Northridge, M. E., Metcalf, S. S., Birenz, S. S., Kunzel, C., Wang, H., Schrimshaw, E. W., & Marshall, S. E. (2015). The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Oral Health Equity for Older Adults: A Systems Perspective. Journal of the California Dental Association, 43(7), 369-377.