ER Use Dropped As Obamacare Kept Young Adults On Parents' Plans

September 8, 2014 12:59 PM

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ER Use Dropped As Obamacare Kept Young Adults On Parents' Plans

Emergency department use slowed for young adults up to age 26 once they were allowed to stay on their parents’ health plans under the Affordable Care Act, according to new research.

A new study from Stanford University researchers published Monday in the September issue of the journal Health Affairs showed young adults ages 19 to 25 had a decrease of 2.7 emergency department (ED) visits per 1,000 people compared to an older group in the same period. Researchers looked at state ...

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