A Solution for ER System Abuse with a Government/Free-Market System

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A Solution for ER System Abuse with a Government/Free-Market System
Abstract
Presently, the nation’s ER system is being abused by millions of immigrants and low income citizens who have few or no alternatives to healthcare. At a cost of billions to taxpayers, this segment of society is using the ER system as a substitute for primary care. The following policy brief addresses the basic question of what can be done to solve this costly misuse and abuse of our nation’s ER system. As the brief explains, this problem is a result of the current policy environment most notably with respect to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and HIPAA. This policy environment, more exactly, results in the loss of autonomy and adaptability...
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