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Table 10 Predicting the date of passage of Medicaid access-improving language access law

From: Word to the mother(tongue): language access and Medicaid for Limited English Proficient migrants

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Sample Treated states Less California States treated after 1993 Treated states Less California States treated after 1993
Percent foreign-born 220.2 113.5 − 44.48 − 63.30 − 28.08 5.315
  (178.9) (119.0) (81.43) (47.97) (38.07) (27.70)
     [0.097] [0.032] [0.003]
Percent born in non-English speaking country − 247.4 − 70.96 189.5* − 70.90 − 31.62 15.09
  (244.4) (160.4) (102.2) (60.43) (48.39) (30.83)
     [0.088] [0.030] [0.018]
Percent with English as mother tongue 6.989 21.03 30.69* 44.18 31.71 7.504
  (35.35) (30.80) (14.59) (31.21) (24.74) (15.57)
     [0.097] [0.089] [0.020]
Employed-to-unemployed ratio 0.551 0.0691 − 0.0436 0.351 0.0539 0.0994
  (0.549) (0.330) (0.242) (0.361) (0.231) (0.158)
     [0.058] [0.002] [0.033]
Total family income − 0.00227 − 0.00166 − 0.00153* − 0.00176* − 0.00127 − 0.000272
  (0.00170) (0.00153) (0.000784) (0.000957) (0.000768) (0.000545)
     [0.120] [0.111] [0.020]
Governor’s party − 4.718* − 5.384* − 1.744 − 8*** − 6.308** − 2.556
  (2.473) (2.687) (1.885) (2.734) (2.242) (1.590)
     [0.224] [0.246] [0.152]
Constant 2009*** 2002*** 1989***    
  (34.01) (28.26) (14.54)    
Observations 22 21 17    
R-squared 0.365 0.355 0.481    
  1. Notes: Dependent variable is date of passage of Medicaid access-improving language access law. Columns (4)-(6) have covariate as only explanatory variable; R2 in brackets. Robust standard errors in parentheses
  2. ***p<0.01, **p<0.05, *p<0.1. Democrat = 1 and Republican = 2 for “Governor’s party”