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WCRI: Injured Workers With Health Insurance Have Better Outcomes

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 993 | 1 | 62 min read

Injured workers with health care coverage had better outcomes compared to uninsured workers, including a higher and quicker rate of returning to work after injury, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. Injured workers with health insurance also had a shorter time to their first non-emergency doctor visit, were more satisfied with their primary provider and were less likely to hire an attorney, according to the study. The better outcomes were seen in workers who had employer-sponsored health plans, but not in those who were insured through a government pr...

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