Topics

Health Insurance
Since Obamacare, rate of growth in L.A. County ER visits slows
Since Obamacare, rate of growth in L.A. County ER visits slows

The pace of growth in Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records that offer a first local look at a key objective of the healthcare overhaul. During the first three months of expanded health insurance coverage required by the federal Affordable Care Act, emergency room visits by patients who didn't require hospitalization increased 1.7% in the county compared with the same period last year, a Los Angeles Times analysis of data from 75 hospitals shows. Annual ER visits in the county had increased 3% last year and 5% in 2011 and 2012. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: A shareline on an earlier version of this article...

Loading