Increased Service Use Following Medicaid Expansion Is Mostly Temporary: Evidence from California’s Low Income Health Program

Date published: October, 2014 (8 pages)

This policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research addresses concerns about increasing costs to state budgets as a result of Medicaid expansion, presenting data that show the recent increases in hospital and emergency-room usage are temporary and unlikely to have the catastrophic impact some predicted for state budgets.