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ER Visits Still Going Up Despite Promises Obamacare Would Bring Them Down

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 7, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    ...Doctors say emergency room visits have increased since the advent of Obamacare, undercutting one of the key selling points of President Obama’s health care law, which was supposed to ensure a healthier population by pushing consumers to rely on their primary physicians rather than emergency trips to the hospital.

    Three out of four ER doctors said they have seen a rise in the number of patients since January 2014, when Obamacare fully kicked in, according to a survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians. More than a quarter of the doctors said they have seen a major surge, and 47 percent said the rise has been slight.

    The doctors said they fear a spike in visits could overwhelm their resources: Seven out of 10 said their departments aren’t prepared for a significant increase in patient volume.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiep...thfbp&utm_medium=fbpage&utm_campaign=thupdate
     
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    The so called "experts" are ideologically blind. Anyone with half a brain knew this would happen.

    Not enough primary care physicians. Many of them refuse to take medicaid, where most of the new enrollees are. And those same people are already conditioned to getting free medical care at ERs. So, they just keep going there.

    The only solution is to deny them routine medical care at an ER. Emergency rooms need to go back to being for "emergencies" and don't treat coughs and sniffles and ingrown toenails at all.
     
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