The ER is Not a Good Substitute for Coverage
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As Liam Yore (Movin’ Meat) noted in a tweet recently, now that repeal of Obamacare is likely, and replacement with an alternative will probably leave many millions more without health insurance coverage; we are beginning to hear once again the … Continue reading

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The Previously Insured, Trumpcare, and Emergency Medicine
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Now that Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-GA, and Seema Verma, president, CEO and founder of health policy consultancy SVC, are lined up to become the official pick for Secretary of HHS and CMS administrator respectively under Trumpcare; it looks more … Continue reading

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Impact of Trump’s Election on Emergency Care
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I read an excellent article in Modern Healthcare by Harris Meyer on the likely outcome of the Trump Administration’s effort to transform the healthcare industry, and thought it would be a good place from which to try to predict the … Continue reading

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Will the ER Be There When You Need It?
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Sooner or later, you will need the ER. I don’t care how healthy you are, how much you hate going to the hospital for care, how much you distrust doctors or modern medicine, how rich you are, or how deep … Continue reading

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Group Practice Structure – A Cost / Benefit Analysis
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In a recent three-part discussion in ACEP eNOW about democratic vs. limited equity holder emergency medicine groups (now both are more often evolving into Acute Care Continuum groups involving EPs, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, on-call specialists, urgent care docs, post-acute care … Continue reading

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