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More people on Medicaid = More ER visits

This is from an article in NewsMax, published Friday, January 3, 2014, and references a study done at Harvard and published in the journal Science.

“Harvard conducted the study in Oregon in 2008 after that state expanded its Medicaid program. It found that newly-insured Medicaid patients went to the ER 40 percent more than the uninsured . . . The findings are the polar opposite of government calculations that these millions of new patients would pick lower-cost options for their healthcare, by going to their primary care physicians.”