Personal responsibility required
Regarding the article “Study finds jump in ER-related admissions,” it would be very interesting to see how much of the increase came from patients covered by Medicare. Also, the insurance companies as well as Medicare/Medicaid should make patients responsible to take care of themselves proactively. If they haven’t made an effort to get regular checkups, then they should be made to bear a larger portion of the cost of ER bills.
Damo Baliga, administrator, Bendiner & Schlesinger, NewYork