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How much could we improve care if Medicaid addressed social determinants of health?
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act was meant to ensure emergency care for all. While it has provided that type of safety net, some unintended consequences have not been as positive.
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Hospitals, not physicians, are the primary drivers of increased health care costs
One of the most hotly contested topics in health policy right now is the issue of balance billing, which can leave patients with exorbitant bills while emergency physicians' services go unpaid. Learn
Public insurance must be expanded, but coverage does not equal accessibility
Just over half of brain injury patients got recommended scans; uninsured fared worse.
The odds of ED visits by frequent users declined after the Affordable Care Act.
Phone calls and letters from physicians significantly cut future emergency visits