No Rush to High-Cost Care Among Newly Insured Obamacare Patients

Fears that Americans who signed up for Obamacare were more likely to be sicker than those with employer health programs may have been unfounded, according to data reviewed by Reuters.

Fears that Americans who signed up for Obamacare were more likely to be sicker than those with employer health programs may have been unfounded, according to data reviewed by Reuters.

Although people who bought private health insurance through Obamacare were keen to book appointments for preventive care in 2014, they were no more likely to seek out commonly seen, costly specialists, the data showed.

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The snapshot of people with coverage from the exchanges at the core of President healthcare reform law was provided by ZocDoc, a free online appointment-booking tool used by millions of people in all 50 US states.

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Source: Reuters