Monday, 12 November 2007

Medicaid a strain on emergency rooms

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Medicaid programs may be straining the capability of main emergency rooms these days, but not in a personnel sense.

A new study says that the Medicaid patients of the U.S. may be financially straining ERs more than the 47 million of us who are uninsured in the U.S. Sounds weird, doesn't it? How can Medicaid be straining the system more than the uninsured?

The result will sound normal to medical billing specialists, I'll bet. According to the study, uninsured patients paid 35 percent of their overall emergency room bills in 2004 while Medicaid patients paid just 33 percent.

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