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Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Reduced Uninsured Hospital Stays In 2014

  1. Sayeh Nikpay ( [email protected] ) is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, in Nashville, Tennessee.
  2. Thomas Buchmueller is the Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.
  3. Helen G. Levy is a research associate professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
PUBLISHED:No Accesshttps://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1144

In states that expanded Medicaid, uninsured hospital stays decreased sharply and Medicaid stays increased sharply in the first two quarters of 2014. There was no change in payer mix in states that did not expand Medicaid.

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