Study finds people joining Medicaid made 40 percent more emergency-room visits

  • Article by: JONATHAN J. COOPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 2, 2014 - 1:40 PM

SALEM, Ore. — A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor's office or an urgent care clinic.

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