Abusing The Emergency Room

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In my experience working in the Emergency Room as a technician, I have witness people abusing the healthcare system and utilize the Emergency Room as their primary care provider. Various reasons would bring these patients in, whether they are uninsured, illegal immigrants, or is unable to get an appointment with their doctors due to unavailability, inflexible office hours, or just unwilling to endure long waiting hour. Ideally, the Affordable Care Act that has newly insured 30 million people would alleviate the issue of individuals using the Emergency Room for nonemerging needs; however, without addressing the workforce shortage in primary care setting the influx of newly insured patient would just over flow the system. Although urgent cares
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