ER visits still on the upswing

Obamacare seeks to reduce the number of uninsured by increasing access to health care in less costly settings, thereby reducing unnecessary and costly trips to the emergency room.

Today’s Wall Street Journal points out that based on a survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians, ER visits are for the most part still on the rise.  But this is really nothing new.  ER rates have been increasing for years,  even in states that have expanded access to Medicaid prior to the law’s passage in 2010.     

Read the full article here.

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Katherine Restrepo / Director Of Healthcare Policy

Katherine Restrepo is the Director of Healthcare policy at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the John Locke Foundation, she interned at the Cato Institute under the di...

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