Medicaid expansion linked with better more timely surgical care

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The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion was linked to better access to surgery and higher quality surgical care, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Researchers found that Medicaid expansion was associated with: A 7.5-percentage point decrease in the probability of patients being uninsured An 8.6-percentage point increased probability of patients having Medicaid A 1.8-percentage point increase in the probability of patients seeking care earlier, before their surgical conditions became complicated A 2.6-percentage point increase in patients’ probability of receiving optimal care Researchers speculated that the ACA’s Medicaid expansion led patients with surgical conditions to seek treatment before complications set in.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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