Medicaid recipients who smoke more likely to quit under ACA

04/1/2014 | American Journal of Preventive Medicine

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands Medicaid's tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) coverage; however, these expansions differ in comprehensiveness based on Medicaid eligibility category. The authors examined whether more generous Medicaid TDT coverage (in terms of cost-sharing requirements and treatments covered) is associated with greater likelihood of quit attempts and successful quit rates and concluded that the ACA will increase smoking quit rates among Medicaid recipients. (Available for CME credit.)

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