Research Shows Uninsured Do Not Use Emergency Rooms More than Other Patients – They Use Other Care Less

Research Shows Uninsured Do Not Use Emergency Rooms More than Other Patients – They Use Other Care Less

One of the most common arguments for expanding publicly subsidized health coverage is that the uninsured overuse and overburden emergency departments. This argument persists despite evidence that, when the uninsured gain Medicaid coverage, emergency department use increases. A new study by Katherine Baicker, dean and Emmett Dedmon professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and co-authors sheds light on the potential sources of the disconnect between the evidence and the conventional wisdom.

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