Doctors in California are speaking out about the stark difference between the Obama administration's promises about how the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of uninsured Americans using emergency rooms and improve their access to primary healthcare and reality.
What they're finding is that it's having exactly the opposite effect.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
According to Dr. Jay Kaplin of the American College of Emergency Physicians, almost half of emergency physicians are reporting that their emergency department visits have risen since Obamacare went into effect.
One emergency center in Fresno, California, at Community Regional Medical Center, is currently taking in 300-400 patients a day.
In fact, the average wait time for an emergency room visit in the state has skyrocketed to five hours.
In the same article, Robert Subers, a California doctor, told a local TV station that he's had to turn away some of the new patients- because he just can't afford it. The payments from Obamacare are so low, Subers says, “we'd go bankrupt doing it.”
Another day, another promise broken to the American people by this administration.