Medicaid Coverage and ER Visits

Emergency room use stays high In Oregon Medicaid study, By Kristian Foden-Vencil, October 19, 2016, National Public Radio: “Will Medicaid expansion save the country money as people stop using expensive emergency rooms for primary care? Not yet, suggest the latest findings from a landmark study published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study of Medicaid patients in Oregon who got Medicaid in 2008 found their ER use stayed high two years after they gained the health insurance coverage — even as they also increased their visits to doctors’ offices…”

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