Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Medicaid and ER's in Missouri

From the Kansas City Star:

Medicaid cuts enacted last year have led some low-income Missourians to reduce their spending on food and utilities to pay for their health care, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The report suggests the state should monitor the effects of the Medicaid cuts on people and on government, including whether the cuts lead to greater use of emergency rooms. When asked how they planned to get health care, 46 percent of the survey respondents affected by the Medicaid cuts said they planned to go to a hospital emergency room.


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