A new study finds the health care system and its providers were able to keep up with care for the continuously insured even as health insurance coverage expanded, increasing the pool of people who sought care, and points out states may find the study's conclusions useful in such policy decisions as whether to expand Medicaid.

A study from the Health Affairs May issue has reached that conclusion, despite concerns expanded access to care through the Affordable Care Act would strain the resources of providers in caring for those who already had insurance.

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