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Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

October 19, 2021

Adding SNAP Benefits for Older Adults in Medicare, Medicaid Can Reduce Hospital Visits, Healthcare Costs

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine led by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, shows that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by older adults dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid is associated with fewer hospital visits and lower healthcare costs. But millions of Americans do not take advantage of the program.