New Analysis Shows States with Medicaid Expansion Experienced Declines in Uninsured Hospital Discharges

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Similar to other reports recently released, new data examining hospital discharges in 16 states show increases in Medicaid discharges and declines in uninsured or self-pay discharges in states that implemented the Medicaid expansion. These trends hold true for all hospital discharges as well as for specific services such as mental health or asthma. This information adds to a growing body of evidence demonstrating how coverage expansions are affecting providers and may lead to decreases in uncompensated care for the uninsured.

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Date: Sep 2015
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation