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Liver-related deaths decline after Medicaid expansion under ACA

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.