Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NPR on ER Crowding

The 4/28/2011 edition of National Public Radio (!) reports that health care "reform" will make ER crowding worse.

Patient may still have theoretical coverage. But their primary doctors will send them to the ER if they are unable or unwilling to see them. ER overcrowding will occur -- not from the uninsured patients, but those with "coverage".

Again, this illustrates the principle that "coverage" does not equal actual medical care.

Just as ER visits increased in Massachusetts despite (or arguably because) of that state's reform, the same is likely to occur in the rest of the US under ObamaCare. (See also this related 2010 Boston Globe story.)

Time to kiss those promised cost savings goodbye...