Ambulance trips for asthma emergencies decreased after the ACA went into effect

By | November 30, 2020
Gregory Peters, MD and Alexander Ordoobadi, MD were featured in HealthDay about their manuscript published in JAMA Network Open. Drs. Peters, Ordoobadi, and colleagues found that, after the Affordable Care Act went into effect, there were fewer ambulance trips for patients with asthma emergencies in New York City. This research suggests that giving access to affordable health insurance to people with asthma can reduce the frequency and severity of asthma exacerbations. PMID: 33175178