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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more than 50 years. Twenty million adults obtained health insurance under the ACA, either through expanded access to private insurance, subsidies, or expanded access to Medicaid. One goal of the ACA was to expand primary care and other services to reduce unnecessary health care costs, such as those incurred by unnecessary emergency department (ED) services. Frequent ED users are more likely …

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