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Reform Update: Ore. study could impact national Medicaid debate
Modern Healthcare

New Medicaid research that garnered widespread attention from national health policy experts has not yet affected the expansion debate at the state level, but it could bolster national policy changes in the program. A highly anticipated randomized trial comparing Oregon Medicaid enrollees with uninsured patients was published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. It found more healthcare utilization but no better healthcare results—among major indicators—for enrollees after two years of Medicaid coverage.