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What did we learn from the Oregon HIE? - PNHP's Official Blog
"Although innumerable studies have shown that health insurance provides both health security and financial security, some have contended that insurance is not necessary, especially for low income individuals, since they can find care through our safety-net institutions. As President George W. Bush stated, “After all, you just go to an emergency room.” This study, the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment (Oregon HIE), puts an end to that contention. Low income Oregon residents who were selected by a random lottery to be enrolled in Medicaid fared significantly better than those who were randomly excluded."

[See also: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/health/policy/07medicaid.html ]
health  healthcare  research  oregon  oregonhie  healthinsurance  medicare  medicine 
july 2011 by robertogreco

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