Wednesday, May 24, 2006

West VA and KY Get Tough

When there is a federal imperative to treat all patient's that present to an Emergency Room in our great country, initiatives by government legislators in West Virgina that threaten to take away Medicaid benefits if poor folks don't "promise" to show up for appointments and not use the ER for non-emergencies seems ridiculous but offers states a legal way to ration care. They will take away benefits so they can make SURE they show up at the most expensive place they can get care: emergency rooms.


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