Even as governors in the United States are considering whether or not to expand health insurance in their states under the Affordable Care Act, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that expanding Medicaid program for the uninsured resulted in fewer deaths. The study was conducted by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health who analyzed the effects of expanding Medicaid programs in three states, New York, Maine and Arizona, in 2000. The results were then compared to their neighboring states of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada and New Mexico which did not implement the expansion. The researchers found that that the states who expanded Medicaid programs had their mortality rate lower by 19.6 deaths per 100,000 adults compared to the states which did not expand healthcare program. "The takeaway is that state expansions of Medicaid coverage to adults appear to be effective at improving both access to care and health for low-income Americans", lead researcher Benjamin Sommers said. Source: Medindia << Brit Man Says Tesco’s Honey Cured Chronic Eye Infection Study Examines Use of Diagnostic Tests in Adolescents With ... >> Recommended Reading Health Screening for Women Health screening in women between 40 and 60 years helps to diagnose health issues in the early stages when they can be controlled. This ensures a more comfortable old age. READ MORE Healthy Diwali Celebrate a safe Diwali with festivities, make your Diwali special for yourself, your family and your friends READ MORE United India Insurance Company - Senior Citizen Health insurance United India Insurance offers insurance policy for senior citizens that allows a maximum of 3 lakhs. READ MORE Third Party Administrator for Claims and Cashless Health Insurance Understanding the role of Third Party Administrator (TPA) in the world of health insurance and how the TPA are changing the face of health insurance. READ MORE What is Medicare / Medicaid? Medicaid / Medicare are different governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in U.S. and managed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Noscaphene (Noscapine) Indian Medical Journals Vent Forte (Theophylline) More News on: What is Medicare / Medicaid?