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More Medicaid patients going to ER, study finds
USA Today

Increasing numbers of Americans, especially adults on Medicaid, are using hospital emergency rooms for their health care, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. Using data from 1997 through 2007, the researchers found that ERs are increasingly serving as “safety nets” in American health care, because by law they must treat all patients regardless of insurance or their ability to pay, the researchers say.

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