Emergency Room Visits Likely to Increase Under ObamaCare

Publication Date: June 2010

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): John Goodman

Research Area: Government; Health

Keywords: emergency room visits; emergency room; emergency ; room

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


More people are likely to turn to the emergency room for their health care and they are likely to do so more frequently under the new health reform legislation. This finding is surprising because an oft repeated argument for insuring the uninsured is that it will allow people to seek less costly and more accessible care elsewhere.