ERs are front line for enrolling new Obamacare customers
from NPR and Kaiser Health News
Hospitals are motivated to sign patients up for medical coverage. For those who qualify for subsidized, private insurance, the reimbursement rates are welcome revenue at a time when hospitals are facing Medicare cuts. As for Medicaid, 26 states and the District of Columbia have opened the program up to most poor adults, and that means if an uninsured patient is found eligible, hospitals can get paid retroactively for medical treatments going as far back as three months.
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