Originally Posted by AustinChief
The majority of ER ABUSE is by Medicaid recipients. Obamacare does nothing to address this and likely will only exacerbate things. The entire premise that there will be ER savings from Obamacare is a myth.
It is not a myth, if you understood the facts correctly , which you do not.
I have read studies that suggest an 18-20 BILLION dollar savings....
Adults without medical insurance are much more likely to go to the ER, according to the CDC.
If you start looking at why, it becomes really clear.....it is mostly becuase they have no other alternative and it won't cost them any cash out of pocket immediately (if ever).
To try and say there is no problem with uninsured people going to the ER for things they would normally be able to see a doctor about is just plain dishonest..
***ALso there may be a propblem with your / my definition of "Abuse"......MY definition of abuse includes people with real emergencies who don't pay the bill. I don't think yours does.