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The loss of some low-income residents from Medicaid could have a long-term negative impact on the stability of Medicaid programs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

An analysis of Medicaid premiums in Michigan found that even small premiums could cause low-income enrollees to drop out of the health insurance program.

The study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), looked at enrollee cost-sharing in Michigan, a state that increased Medicaid premiums in 2014 when it expanded its Medicaid program as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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