Low Prenatal Care Rates Puzzle Tennessee Health Plan

Low awareness is not what's causing more than half the low-income women enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan in Tennessee to avoid getting adequate prenatal care.

Other factors like domestic abuse, self esteem issues and the father's level of involvement top the list of key barriers of care for low-income women enrolled in TennCare Medicaid, according to a study funded by the Prudential Center for Health Care Research in Atlanta.