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The Daily Pennsylvanian: Penn Researchers Correlate Medicaid Expansions With Slower Climb In Drug-Related Deaths

“The study, which examined mortality rates from the time of expansion until 2008, was published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The researchers used state-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track overdose mortality trends in the three states with the Medicaid expansions compared to trends in other states. Although these three states had two fewer overdose deaths per 100,000 people in 1999 than the non-expansion states in 1999, this figure became seven fewer overdose deaths per 100,000 people in 2008.” Read more at The Daily Pennsylvanian