Last Thursday, Dr. Ron Anderson, who heads the Parkland Hospital System in Dallas, and I had a lively discussion about how health reform will affect the nation’s health care system. Although Ron is a nationally known advocate of national health insurance, we agreed. In particular, we both think:
Emergency room traffic will increase rather than decrease; Access to care for seniors and the disabled will be so impaired that they are at risk of becoming like Medicaid enrollees -forced to seek care at community health centers and safety-net hospitals; and Extraordinary discretionary power is being given to one federal agency to make decisions that will affect everyone.
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