For low-income Americans wishing to improve their health care, getting health insurance under Medicaid is just the first step towards obtaining care to meet her needs. Next they have to figure out how the system works. Professor Heidi Allen, who has researched this topic, explains.
Assistant Professor Heidi Allen is one of the investigators in the groundbreaking Oregon Experiment, which recently published a paper showing that expanded Medicaid coverage boosted emergency room visits. In this post, she offers a possible explanation for this unexpected finding.