Report: ACA Hasn’t Increased Number Of New Patients At Doctor Offices

According to a new report, the number of patients going to doctors’ offices has not increased even though the number of sign-ups during the open enrollment period for the exchanges increased during the first half of 2014. In addition, the number of new patients decreased compared to the same period last year. Experts say this may be due to newly insured patients being unfamiliar with the healthcare system; they may also be seeking care in the emergency room rather than at the doctor’s office. The fact that it may take new consumers more time to shop for a new doctor, schedule appointments, and actually see the doctor may have also contributed to the drop.

Click here to read more.

Advertisements

One thought on “Report: ACA Hasn’t Increased Number Of New Patients At Doctor Offices

  1. Pingback: Monday Morning Recap | hmsabc

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s