From Kevin MD:
Drs. Pines and Meisel argue against blunt solutions, like the one being proposed in Washington state. Denying ER care to patients can lead to unintended consequences, like the aforementioned societal costs, along with the risk of increased malpractice litigation.
Furthermore, by targeting the ER, such policies also miss the true cause of the problem: a profound lack of primary care access.
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