Monday, January 20, 2014
Obamacare Sending More People To Emergency Rooms
Ohio has high quality emergency medicine, at least when compared to the rest of the country, according to the report card just issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Thomas Tallman, Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster medicine at the Cleveland Clinic explains why Ohio's rank moved from 18th in 209 to 7th last year.
Dr. Tallman also offers his assessment of the effect Obamacare is having on emergency room use. He says people with insurance purchased on the health care exchanges are turning more to hspital emergency rooms for treatment of various ailments, because an increasing number of health care providers aren't accepting patients with insurance provided under the Affordable care act.