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Study: Uninsured do not go to the ER more than insured

USA Today, May 20, 2010

Those with health insurance are just as likely to use the emergency room as people without insurance, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The aim of "Emergency Department Visitors and Visits: Who Used the Emergency Room in 2007" was to determine the types of visitors who use hospital ERs. The results may surprise some who believe that ERs mainly serve uninsured people, Amy Bernstein, chief of the Analytic Studies Branch in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology for the CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics, told USA Today.