The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Emergency Room Utilization
Pylypchuk, Yuriy O
The Affordable Care Act provides an expansion in coverage that can be used to study the relationship between coverage and health care utilization behavior. The choice between expensive, emergency care and primary care may shift based on whether or not a person has health insurance. Previous studies show conflicting results on the behavior of the newly insured, particularly in regards to emergency room care. Results in this study suggest that the ACA may have a positive impact on the overall utilization of health care services, including emergency room services. However, they also suggest that the ACA may have a positive impact on the amount of preventive care that people receive. The results in this study can provide a starting point for research on how the ACA affected the behavior of those who now have access to coverage.
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