Health Insurance Increases ER Use

The Oregon Medicaid study demonstrates that health insurance leads to widespread ER use (http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2014/01/02/oregon-study-exposes-another-obamacare-falsehood-rather-than-reduce-unnecessary-er-use-medicaid-increases-it/). People would use the ER less only if they were paying the bill out of pocket and shared the financial risk. Patients would wait to see their family doctor for $100 on Monday instead of a $1000 six hour sojourn to the ER on a a Sunday. ACA Obamacare and Medicaid are failing miserably. They are not even insurance by definition but government mandated healthcare prepaid financing plans. They all have huge profits for private insurers made mandatory by law and puts patients, taxpayers and their descendants at ultimate risk. Competitive freemarket healthcare individual healthfreedom is the answer.

Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
Family physician, Editorial Board of Medical Economics
Host of Your Health Matters
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS FM
http://wgls.rowan.edu/?feed=YOUR_HEALTH_MATTERS
Twitter @drcraigwax
Independent Physicians For Patient independence @IP4PI
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