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Arizona is one state which has expanded Medicaid. (Photo: iStock)

The Affordable Care Act’s effect on emergency department visits appears to be a mixed bag, as a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine contradicts other research by showing an overall expansion in the use of emergency departments after the law was passed — consistent with polls of emergency physicians.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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