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More trips to the ED but fewer are uninsured Print E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Herschler   
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 13:43

Entitled Effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Emergency Department Visits: Evidence From State-Level Emergency Department Databases and posted yesterday to the Annals of Emergency Medicine website, the authors examine the effect of Medicaid expansion on the ED. The authors found that states that expanded Medicaid experienced increased ED utilization. This is contrary to the outcomes expected by many proponents of the expansion effort. Many pundits predicted ED utilization would be reduced as covered individuals would seek care through PCPs, specialists and/or urgent care clinics rather than visit the ED. 
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