• Medicaid expansions reduced racial disparities in preventable hospital outcomes

    15 days ago - By Healio

    Medicaid coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 were significantly associated with reductions in preventable hospitalizations and ED visits among non-Hispanic Black adults, a recent study in Health Affairs found.
    According to Asako S. Moriya, an economist at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Sujoy Chakravarty, PhD, an assistant research professor at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, prior evidence suggests that eligibility changes to the ACA resulted in “overall improvements in access to care.”
    However, “little is known about
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