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  •  Actually the point of the ACA............ (9+ / 0-)

    is to cut down on runny nose trips to the ER.

    The ER is the most expensive health care delivery outlet because they must be equipped and staffed to deal with everything from "runny nose" to broken bones to sucking chest wounds. Their charges and fees are high due to the above and that they provide free health care to those who cannot pay.

    The ACA will take folks out of the ER and into "walk in" treatment facilities or regular Doctors offices.

    I think that  initially we will see some increase in demand for medical services due to ACA but once we get people into the system, into regular checkups and screenings, and treatment for chronic problems; demand will stabilize.

    In medicine preventive care is a major key to lowering costs.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

    by cazcee on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:38:56 AM PST

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