When looking at the impact of the newly insured, the Philadelphia market’s experience of an 8% rise in emergency department (ED) use is notable. Moving from uninsured to insured status may happen in a day, but new health service use habits take time. The impact of the newly insured – via Medicaid expansion or private exchanges – is still unfolding.
Truven Health forecasts on the impact of the newly insured mirror the statistics noted in the Philadelphia Inquirer
article, “.” In fact, young adults and children are more likely to use an ED when they have insurance versus when they had less insurance. Surprisingly or not, children, Millennials and young Gen Xers are not primary care physician (PCP) loyalists.
“What to Expect from the Newly Insured” to get highlights on what to expect, tips on how to prepare, and how to realize higher profits and deeper customer engagement.
Vice President, Advisory Services