Uninsured Emergency Department Visits Down in L.A. County After ACA Implementation
A Los Angeles Times analysis of data from 75 hospitals found that emergency department visits by patients who did not need to be hospitalized rose by 1.7% in Los Angeles County during the first three months of the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion, compared with the same period last year. The analysis also found that the number of uninsured emergency department patients declined from 18% in the first quarter of 2013 to 16% this year.
- "Since Obamacare, ER Visits Down at L.A. County Public Hospitals" (Karlamangla/Smith, Los Angeles Times, 8/21).
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