CDC: ER visits not going down since ACA implementation

Says Dr. Paolo:

“ER visits have gone up or stayed the same since the implementation of the ACA.  This should come as no surprise and we have discussed the various reasons for this trend and its likely confutation for the foreseeable future.  Providing insurance to all is a (necessary) and key component of health-care reform but it does not provide health-care or access to all but serves as purely a financial protective device.  Until this country addresses its primary care erosion and access for patients to their providers (mental, dental, and medical) your job will continue to be difficult, busy, and the de facto primary care system for vast swaths of the county.  Be proud of this fact but work like hell to change it because this system and your job, honorable as it is, is completely unsustainable.”

CDC Report:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr090.pdf

Article at EMS1.com:
http://www.ems1.com/affordable-care-act/articles/84159048-CDC-ER-visits-not-going-down-since-ACA-implementation/

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