Use of prenatal care by hispanic women after welfare reform

  • Fuentes-Afflick E
  • Hessol N
  • Bauer T
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Abstract

The 1996 Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA, "welfare reform") changed immigrants' eligibility for publicly funded services such as Medicaid. However, implementation of the PRWORA varied by state. Florida implemented the eligibility restrictions, while California and New York preserved eligibility. Our objective was to compare the effect of state of residence and immigration status on use of prenatal care among Hispanic women in the period following the enactment of PRWORA.

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Authors

  • Elena Fuentes-Afflick

  • Tamar Bauer

  • Mary J. O'Sullivan

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo

  • Susan Holman

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