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Although it’s often presumed that emergency room visits are for people without health care coverage, a new poll of emergency physicians shows that’s not the case. According to a new survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians, 97 percent of ER physicians reported treating patients on a daily basis who were referred to them by primary care doctors.

That same percentage said they treated patients “daily” who have Medicaid, the federal-state health plan for the low-income, but who can’t find a doctor who will accept their insurance. If the new health care reform legislation provides insurance coverage that reimburses doctors at Medicaid rates, this could exacerbate a lack of access to medical care.

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