Are Drop in ER Visits a Bellweather of Obamacare Success?
Posted at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2014
LA Times: “The pace of growth in Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records that offer a first local look at a key objective of the healthcare overhaul.”
“The inefficiency of using crowded and high-cost emergency rooms for basic medical care is a central problem Obamacare is supposed to correct. By requiring most Americans to sign up for medical insurance — and subsidizing premiums for the needy — the new healthcare system is intended to improve regular, preventative care and reduce unnecessary emergency room usage.”
“As a result, ER data is being closely watched by those seeking ‘to declare success or failure’ for the controversial healthcare law.”