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Medicaid expansion lowers mortality rates in older adults, new research shows

Medicaid expansion lowers mortality rates in older adults, new research shows

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States that have expanded their Medicaid enrollment in recent years saw a significant decline in mortality rates among older adults, new research finds. Such findings could influence whether states opt to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, researchers note.

Heart failure readmission rates tied to regional socioeconomic factors, research shows

Heart failure readmission rates tied to regional socioeconomic factors, research shows

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Socioeconomic differences and factors such as the availability of physicians have a bigger impact on readmission rates for heart failure than a provider's performance, a new study asserts.

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