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Insurance Expansion and Health Status

A new study suggests that the Affordable Care Act’s insurance and Medicaid expansion is improving the health of both Medicaid recipients and the uninsured.

According to the study, the health of Medicaid recipients and the uninsured was better in 2014 than in 2013.

health affairsMany patients of the nation’s private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals have benefited from the improved access to health insurance and especially the expansion of Medicaid eligibility made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

To learn more, see the article “Changes In Health Status And Care Use After ACA Expansions Among The Insured And Uninsured” here, on the web site of the journal Health Affairs.

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