Experts: Moving New Medicaid Patients Out Of ER Will Take Time

The Chicago Tribune's Karen Springen, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Lela Morgan, a nurse, says she lived for years without health insurance after a nervous breakdown in 2005 left her unable to work. Every 90 days, when she was running low on medications for osteoarthritis and hypertension, she commuted about 45 minutes from her Englewood home to the emergency room at Stroger Hospital. Often, she said, she waited three or four hours" (Springen, 2/4). Read the story.

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