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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Size and Timing and Hypertension-Related Emergency Department Claims Among Medicaid Enrollees

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps,” is a hunger safety net program supporting millions of low-income Americans with nutritious food assistance to reduce food insecurity. This article explores the linkages between accessing SNAP benefits and the probability of hypertension-related emergency department (ED) claims. Key insights reveal that in the study’s sample, as the amount of SNAP benefits increased, the probability of having a hypertension-related emergency ED claim decreased. Click on the resource below to learn more about the findings.


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