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  1. #1 Southern California emergency room use has actually risen after the passage of Obamac 
    Senior Member Dlr Pyro's Avatar
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    Southern California emergency room use has actually risen after the passage of Obamacare.

    Homeless people and a growing number of newly insured young adults are flooding Southern California’s emergency departments for non-life threatening illnesses, years after proponents of the Affordable Care Act promised that better health coverage would divert people away from ERs, according state data and public health experts.

    State data show the opposite has happened: Emergency department visits, including those that resulted in hospital admissions, grew an average 4 percent every year from 2010 to 2016.

    so obama lied to us????
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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    Old fashioned Medicaid used to kind of encourage recipients to use the ER. Not the way it's done now, where the state purchases the services from an insurance company, but when they issued out their own cards and such.

    What would happen is that the state would pay the doctor's bills late, so the doctor wouldn't see a Medicaid patient or would make him wait longer than other patients, and so the patient would wait until it was an emergency and go to the ER.

    I'm not saying that this is what happened with Obamacare, just thinking that it could be a factor. On the other hand, my sister, who has a pre-existing condition, was able to afford insurance under Obamacare. Now she does not have insurance because she can no longer afford it.
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