Key clinical point: Expanding access to insurance improves clinical outcomes for patients with advanced liver disease.
Major finding: Liver-related deaths began to decline in Medicaid expansion states 1 year after implementation.
Study details: Review of transplant and mortality data on patients in 18 Medicaid expansion states and 14 nonexpansion states.
Disclosures: No study funding source was reported. Dr. Wahid and Dr. Tapper reported no conflicts of interest.
Wahid N et al. AASLD 2020. Abstract 153.