Adult Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to have preventable chronic health conditions than adults with health benefits through an employer or union- sponsored health insurance plan. Among adult Medicaid beneficiaries, 30% are obese, 24% have high blood pressure, 17% have high cholesterol, and 15% have diabetes. Among adults with employer or union-sponsored health benefits, 27% are obese, 20% have high blood pressure, 15% have high cholesterol, and 8% have diabetes. The prevalence of other chronic health conditions is also higher among adult Medicaid beneficiaries than among adults with employer/union-sponsored benefits. Among adult Medicaid beneficiaries 22% have depression . . .
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