MacIver’s Nick Novak Joins Mitch Henck on 1310 WIBA to Discuss Medicaid Study

January 7, 2013

[Madison, Wisc…] The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Director of Communications Nick Novak joined Mitch Henck Tuesday morning on 1310AM WIBA to discuss recently released results from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment.

The information released last Thursday said individuals on Medicaid were 20 percent more likely to use the emergency department. Actual visits were measured over an 18-month period and Medicaid enrollees visited the emergency room 40 percent more than the uninsured.

The study also found no statistically significant improvements in health outcomes for individuals on Medicaid.

Find out more about the study here.

Listen to the interview below (begins at 13:13).