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Checking Up On Health: May 21, 2013

Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd Coverage doesn’t mean care: Jonathan Ingram, Illinois Policy Institute Senior Fellow,┬árecalls in his blog that in 2010, medical researchers at the University of California analyzed a decade of emergency room visit data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics. ” They found that Medicaid patients were seven times as likely as privately insured patients to use emergency rooms for preventable conditions. In fact, Medicaid patients were nearly three times as likely as the uninsured to use emergency rooms for preventable conditions. During that decade, the odds of using emergency rooms for preventable conditions went down by 10 to 15 percent for both privately insured and uninsured patients,… View Article

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