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Posted inMedicaid

More emergency surgeries, more ‘catastrophic’ bills in states without Medicaid expansion

By Rose Hoban There’s a big difference between getting a scheduled knee replacement surgery or back surgery and having an emergency gallbladder removal or cardiac catheterization.  The orthopedic surgeries tend to be non-emergency, elective procedures that are planned in advance.  On the other hand, gallbladder removals are often emergency surgeries, as patients are usually in […]