ER Visits Continue To Increase, Despite Affordable Care Act
Visits to the ER have continued to rise under the Affordable Care Act, continuing an upward trend that started before the legislation was implemented.By Sebastian Martinez | May 5, 2015
"What about those parents whose kids have a chronic illness like asthma and have to keep on going back to the emergency room because they don't have a regular doctor, and the bills never stop coming?" President Obama asked a crowd during a speech in Maryland.
During his push for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the president repeatedly cited expensive emergency room visits as one problem the ACA could solve. (Video via The White House)
But ER doctors say they've seen continued increases in visits, according to a new poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians, emergency physicians' professional organization. (Video via KOMO)