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Providers likely to feel pressure as Medicaid gets new enrollees
Modern Healthcare

New Medicaid enrollees may be healthier than the program’s current beneficiaries, but that is unlikely to relieve much of the pressure on providers as millions of newly covered patients seek care next year.

Researchers—including some from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—looked at national health data collected through detailed surveys of uninsured adults and concluded that new enrollees are less likely than current beneficiaries to have chronic diseases—30% compared with 39%.