Study: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Increased Use of Health Services

Low-income adults in states that have expanded Medicaid feel as though their health insurance options have improved, and their use of healthcare services has also increased, according to new research discussed in an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  (FierceHealthPayer)

Researchers at University of Michigan and the University of California-Los Angeles who did the study said it provides the first evidence of low-income adults’ increased use of health services in states that expanded Medicaid. (Kaiser Health News)

In the pre-expansion era, from 2010-2013, about 33 percent of people had no insurance in states that ultimately expanded Medicaid, compared to about 42 percent in states that opted out of expansion. (Reuters)