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Obamacare Medicaid Expansion to Worsen Hospital ER Burden
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Jan. 3, 2014
"[A] state Medicaid expansion in Oregon five years ago led newly insured patients to visit ERs 40 percent more often than the uninsured.... About 21 percent of the Medicaid patients' ER visits were for emergency problems that couldn't have been prevented, the study shows. Fifty-three percent of visits were for problems that either could have been treated outside a hospital ER or weren't emergencies."

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