A National Bureau of Economic Research study found that providing access to primary care to low-income patients who do not have insurance or qualify for Medicaid increased health care utilization and costs. Experts said over the longer term, however, the cost increases would be reduced by savings seen as patients avoid more costly medical problems.
Better access to primary care may cut costs in long term
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