Cause and Effect

Clark, Cheryl
June 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p10
The article reports on developments related to U.S. health reform that show things do not turn out as expected. Nearly all doctors involved in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) survey cited that daily, they see Medicaid patients visit the emergency room because they could not find a doctor who would accept their health coverage. The assumption is that when more people have insurance, emergency visits will decrease but if healthcare reform pays for these patients at Medicaid rates, the problem of more emergency visits will become worse.


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