Washington State’s 1115 Family Planning Demonstration Evaluation: Findings from January 2012 to May 2018

Dec 2020 |
Online Library

The 1115 Family Planning Demonstration Waiver in Washington State provides family planning and family planning-related services to low-income individuals not otherwise eligible for Medicaid. This report describes the access and utilization of family planning and family planning-related services and how services are impacting maternal and child outcomes in Washington State. The study examines three target populations eligible for services during the most recent waiver period, January 1, 2012 through May 31, 2018. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in an 88 percent decline in Family Planning Waiver enrollment and changed the age composition of the program. Recently pregnant women who used a most/moderate effective contraceptive method had longer interpregnancy intervals, however there was no statistically significant impact on low birth weight or pre-term birth outcomes.

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