The harm is hardly theoretical; that's why three dozen patient and provider organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, America's Essential Hospitals
, and the American Kidney Fund recently sent a letter to Congress (2) arguing that:
America's Essential Hospitals
, a group representing safety-net hospitals, said in a statement it strongly opposed all the Republican plans and feared the big cuts in Medicaid in the bills "would jeopardize the health and financial security of millions of working people and families."
Before joining, Laycox served as senior writer/editor for America's Essential Hospitals
"We can't continue to ignore the influence of sociodemographic factors on the measures we use for quality improvement [because] abundant research shows that poverty, lack of family support, language barriers, and other sociodemographic challenges make a difference in health care outcomes" says Bruce Siegel, MD, president and CEO of America's Essential Hospitals
In 2010, the latest year for which statistics are available, 7.3 million people visited safety net emergency rooms, according to America's Essential Hospitals
, the trade organization for safety net hospitals.
Chicago, IL, June 27, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Accretive Health, Inc., is sponsoring VITAL2014, America's Essential Hospitals
' annual conference at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Tex., June 25-27, 2014.