A study by University of Michigan Medical School researchers suggests that the expansion of insurance under the Affordable Care Act may result in more visits to primary care clinics and fewer to emergency departments, the university health system's news service reports.
The reseachers examined patterns of ED and non-emergency outpatient visits made by patients between the ages of 11 and 18 covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program and young adults aged 19 to 29, not covered by CHIP.
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