Topic: health costs

Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits

Unique study on Oregon’s citizens sheds light on critical care in the U.S. For immediate release: January 2, 2014 Boston, MA -- Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40 percent more than those in similar circumstances who do not…

Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every two Americans suffers from a chronic disease, defined as a noncommunicable disease (NCD) prolonged in duration, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Chronic diseases are the number…

People lacking insurance not likely to migrate to obtain Medicaid coverage

States choosing Medicaid expansion shouldn’t expect costly influx of individuals from states not expanding coverage Other studies examine accountable care organizations and communication-and-resolution programs  For immediate release: Monday, January 6, 2014  Boston, MA — Amidst the patchwork nature of Medicaid expansion in…