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How the ACA Impacted Emergency Room Visits

Prior studies have demonstrated that when previously uninsured patients gain insurance, specifically Medicaid, they visit the emergency department (ED) more frequently. A recent study in Health Affairs analyzed the effect of the Affordable Care [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Policy Trends in 2016

http://www.aaem.org/UserFiles/Episode25.mp3 In this Policy Prescriptions® edition of the AAEM Emergency Physician Advocates: Legal and Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine podcast, Cedric Dark, MD MPH, Assistant Professor at the Emergency Medicine [...]

July 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Without Obamacare 18.1 million would be Uninsured

Health care reform under President Obama aimed to decrease the number of uninsured in the United States via passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Though the political implications of the ACA will largely be determined by the outcomes of the [...]

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

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