Study Shows Decline in Emergency Services Use Among Newly Insured

From California Healthline:

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research yesterday released a study that lends credence to one of the primary contentions of health care reform — providing health care coverage can reduce expensive emergency department use.

“Once you provide coverage to a population and provide preventive services, particularly for chronic conditions, you can expect a decline in emergency room visits over time,” said Nadereh Pourat, the center’s director of research and lead author of the study.

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