Study finds Medicaid expansion (aka Obamacare) linked to lower out-of-pocket spending, reduced chance of catastrophic financial burden among recipients

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Faculty member Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, is an author on a study that examines the association between the expansion of Medicaid (under the Affordable Care Act) and changes in healthcare spending among recipients from 2014– 2017. Other authors on the paper include: Hiroshi Gotanda, Gerald F. Kominski, and Yusuke Tsugawa. Learn more in this UCLA Research Brief.