The affordable care act and emergency care

Mark McClelland, Brent Asplin, Stephen K. Epstein, Keith Eric Kocher, Randy Pilgrim, Jesse Pines, Elaine Judith Rabin, Niels Kumar Rathlev

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have far-reaching effectsonthewayhealthcare is designed and delivered. Several elements of the ACA will directly affect both demand for ED care and expectations for its role in providing coordinated care. Hospitals will need to employ strategies to reduce ED crowding as the ACA expands insurance coverage. Discussions between EDs andprimary care physicians about their respective roles providing acute unscheduled care would promote the goals of the ACA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e8-e10
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014


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