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Well and Well-Off: Decreasing Medicaid and Health-Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment

DeBaun, Bill; Roc, Martens; Muennig, Peter A.

Higher levels of education are strongly connected to better health outcomes. Conversely, individuals with lower income, less education, and lower-status occupations and employment tend to have poorer health than their counterparts with more education and correspondingly higher incomes. Raising educational-attainment levels would be expected to reduce health-related expenditures for the public, as well as for individuals.


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Alliance for Excellent Education
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November 14, 2016
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