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Old 07-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by Pawnmower View Post
* and yes, Medicaid patients use the ER the most, but do you know who uses it the second most?

Uninsured patients......50% more than insured ones.
Actually it is a 3% difference 17% compared to 20%.


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They wont all be on Govt insurance
I'd like to see a study on this. I have a strong feeling that the uninsured that use the ER are the same ones likely to end up with Medicaid under Obamacare. Studies have already shown that the significant problem isn't the healthy uninsured people using the ER for real emergencies.

You have to get the idea out of your head that there are these droves of healthy young people with money who go around uninsured and using the ER. It's a myth. The vast majority can't afford healthcare. Obamacare doesn't drop prices so why would they suddenly be able to afford insurance? They won't. They will end up on Medicaid. And the cycle continues...

So again, your heart is in the right place but the reality is that Obamacare doesn't have anywhere close to the desired effect.


*** I agree that Medicaid copays are a joke but they will go from a complete joke to less of a joke. Nothing close to an amount that will make a significant difference.
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