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Oregon Health Plan Fosters Insurance Research

A lottery system created to decide who receives insurance through the Oregon Health Plan is offering researchers a rare chance to study the benefits of health coverage.
Originally in The Oregonian
April 25, 2009 -- By tracking insured and uninsured Oregonians, researchers hope to test how health insurance affects a person's access to care, doctor visits, hospital stays and trips to the emergency room.
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