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Old 07-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Pawnmower View Post
Part of the problem where we think we are disagreeing may be related to how we define abuse, but hell yes medicaid abuse is massive...not only that but there should more be co-pays to prevent people from this abuse
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only 15 percent of frequent users were uninsured. Nearly two-thirds (60 percent) of frequent visitors to the ER were covered by government insuranceóMedicaid or Medicare.

Patients who frequent the ER may constitute only about 5-8 percent of ER patients, but they account for approxinately one-quarter of all ER visits, where care is often free to the patient and they can avoid having to book an appointment in advance. Both reports conclude frequent users of the ER tend to be in poor health.
So what about Obamacare will make these people who will then be on govt insurance be any different than the people who are now on govt insurance and abuse the ER?

You claim that these people are short sighted and stupid for not having health insurance (probably true on both accounts). How will them having insurance change those facts about them? I see a ton of newly insured idiots heading to the ER anytime they get a boo boo.

Like most liberal ideas... it sounds good on paper but it doesn't take into account the reality of ACTUAL human behavior. Like I said before in some perfect hippie paradise it would generate a ton of savings. In the real world just the opposite effect will likely occur.
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