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Did Obamacare Increase Voter Turnout?

By: Vann R. Newkirkk II,  The Atlantic
April 24, 2017

Africana field faculty member Jamila Michener is quoted in an article on voter turnout:

While it’s well known that poor people generally have low turnout, especially in midterm elections, research from Teresa Toguchi Swartz and colleagues at the University of Minnesota found that means-tested, “stigmatizing” forms of social assistance like welfare are associated with depressed civic participation, while non-means-tested “non-stigmatizing” forms of assistance are not. While that research does not include Medicaid in the realm of “stigmatizing” aid, Cornell University’s Jamila Michener found that Medicaid was also associated with decreases in participation through the same mechanism of social stigmatization.

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