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ACA has not reduced ED visits, study finds
Modern Healthcare

Emergency department visits have continued to rise even as more Americans gained health insurance after the Affordable Care Act came into play, according to a new study.

ED visits increased by 2.3 million a year between 2006 and 2016, with the proportion of uninsured ED visits relatively unchanged from 2006 to 2013, making up between 14% and 16% of visits, the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open found.