Data Brief: Medicaid Coverage Patterns for People with Sickle Cell Disease in California and Georgia, 2014-2016

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Number of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) who were insured by Medicaid for at least 1 month during the 3-year study period:

California

66 percent of people with SCD in California

Georgia

56 percent of people with SCD in Georgia

Sometimes there is a gap (a period of time when people are not insured by Medicaid) in coverage.

California

31% of people with SCD who were insured by Medicaid had at least one gap in their coverage. The average length of each gap in coverage was:

9 Months

Georgia

40% of people with SCD who were insured by Medicaid had at least one gap in their coverage. The average length of each gap in coverage was:

11 Months

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