Uninsured Don’t Go to the ER More Than Insured According to Study

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People with health insurance are just as likely to use the ER as people without insurance.

A kiss gone awry isn’t the typical route that lands a person in the emergency room, but that’s just how Maggie Craytor ended up in the University of Virginia Medical Center’s emergency department in August.”She was running after her older brother Luke to give him a kiss, and she fell and got a cut right underneath her eye,” says her mother, Allison. Maggie, now 4, needed two stitches. Her mother is glad the family had insurance to cover the costly emergency visit her pediatrician’s office recommended.

 

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