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Congress Considers Emergency Care

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    Emergency medical care makes up only three percent of the 1.5 trillion dollars the nation spends on healthcare. There are currently two bills before Congress that propose an increase in dollars spent on emergeny medical services. Host Dr. Shira Johnson is joined by Dr. Angela Gardner, president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians, to discuss how this legislation will improve the care in the nation's crowded emergency rooms, what part of the population will be impacted most by this legislation, and how the Obama plan will affect practicing physicians.

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    Emergency medical care makes up only three percent of the 1.5 trillion dollars the nation spends on healthcare. There are currently two bills before Congress that propose an increase in dollars spent on emergeny medical services. Host Dr. Shira Johnson is joined by Dr. Angela Gardner, president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians, to discuss how this legislation will improve the care in the nation's crowded emergency rooms, what part of the population will be impacted most by this legislation, and how the Obama plan will affect practicing physicians.

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Schedule18 Jun 2024