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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation and Health Care Expenditures Among Low-Income Adults

This research asset highlights a study conducted among SNAP participants to determine whether programs that address food insecurity can aid in reducing health care expenditures. This asset acknowledged that food insecurity is closely associated with health care expenditure, however, the efficiency of food insecurity interventions on health care costs was merely speculative until this study. The results yielded from this study concluded that participation in SNAP was associated with lower health care expenditures by nearly $1,400 per year. For more information regarding this study, click on the resource below.

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