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Will health care law reduce ER visits?
San Diego Union-Tribune

A study out of Oregon suggests that Obamacare’s expansion of the number of Americans eligible for Medicaid is putting a greater burden on emergency rooms. But health officials say they are seeing just the opposite in San Diego County.

Starting Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act expanded the number of poor and disabled Americans eligible for Medicaid, extending benefits to single men and women who were previously ineligible for benefits.