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1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

ER's Flooded With....Insured

Remember when advocates of our HCR law said we needed to do this because the uninsured would be flooding our ER's?  Not so fast.

A study in the Journal of the AMA showed the following:

It's not the uninsured, it's the the government.  (Thanks to WhiteCoat's Call Room for the tip and the link to the image).

With millions more added to the Medicaid roles in the future, many of whom will not be able to find a doctor, I expect this pattern to continue to grow and accelerate.

Doc D

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