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The analysis found that no matter what the status of the Medicaid program, a reduction in the uninsured population in states was generally associated with a reduction in mortality. (Image: Adobe Stock)

States that chose to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have seen a decline in annual death rates, a new study has found. The study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) was published in the December issue of The Lancet.

According to the study, among 32 expansion states and 17 non-expansion states, Medicaid expansion has been associated with nearly 12 fewer deaths per 100,000 adults annually.

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