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Decrease in ER Visits, Hospitalizations with Each Year of Enrollment in Medicaid Expansion

The Montana Healthcare Foundation released its third annual report on the Montana Medicaid program and its impact on the state’s budget, economy, and health. The report found that Medicaid expansion enrollees had fewer visits to the ER each year they were enrolled in Medicaid. This year’s analysis also showed that with these better health outcomes, the healthcare costs for expansion enrollees declined each year they had coverage – and perhaps more importantly, how healthcare spending patterns for enrollees changed over time.

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